26 April 2022, 20:00 PM, Sibelius Museum Turku
ON A FORMER ISLAND
A theatrical ecology with
Elie Halonen & Satu Hakamäki – shibari dance performance
Pia Palme – composition/subbass recorders
Mari Zhiginas – voice
Tuomas Laitinen – dialogist
Siiri Viljakka – live sketching
Storyboard and concept by Palme/Halonen/Hakamäki/Laitinen
Idea, collection of plant materials and videos by Pia Palme
All artists are currently fellows at the Saari Residence maintained by Kone Foundation.
Photo of Satu Hakamäki during rehearsal by Tuomas Laitinen
On a former island is a theatrical ecology that brings together sound, dance, text, humans, visuals, paper, plant material, and anorganic matter and was developed for the Sibelius Museum. The piece was initiated by the composer and artistic researcher Pia Palme (Austria) and conceived, developed, and staged with Elie Halonen, Satu Hakamäki and Tuomas Laitinen (Finland). The artists met during their residence at Saari in March and April, found that they share a deep connection with nature and ecology in art, and decided to enter a risky collaborative process. They are joined by the vocalist Mari Zhiginas (Ukraine). For all of them, the interaction of disciplines in this form was new and offered space for joyful experimentation and discovery. Siiri Viljakka, comic artist, projects the performance onto paper by means of simultaneous sketching and drawing.