09 November 2006 to 12 November 2006
09 November 2006 to 12 November 2006

Mr Nilsson – I Memo on Time - Maus&Orlovski



Mr Nilsson is a performance about our relationship to animals, death and fiction. One of the underlying concepts is the difference between knowing and imagining which is explored in reference to animals and death; things that are used to define humanity and its limits. No-one can know or imagine what it is like to be an eel, a starling or a horse, or what it is like to die. Mr Nilsson, like so many modern performances, is a modern cyborg, a fusion of man and machine. The performance examines the links between people and the environment, including technology. For viewers, the performance may be a kind of simulator, allowing them to consider their thoughts on and relationship to non-human things, to imagine and perhaps even experience something differently.with Tanja-Lotta Räikkä, Marja Silde, Robin Svartström

Script and directing: Tuija Kokkonen
Assistant director: Leo Torvalds
Sound: Miikka Ahlman
Lighting: Tomi Suovankoski
Visual design and videojockey: Kaisa Illukka
Video: Terike Haapoja, Kaisa Illukka

Maus&Orlovski is a changing ensemble with members from different art disciplines led by Tuija Kokkonen. Prior to Mr Nilsson the ensemble produced two works: Maus and Orlovski – Memos of Love in the City (three theatre performances and a radio play realised in Helsinki in spring 1997) and Catchment Area – Memos of Freedom (three performances at Kiasma in 1999-2003). The works examined the possibility of various shifts: a shift away from theatre's anthropocentrism (or egocentrism at least), a shift towards the periphery, a space between, a shift towards listening and silence. The performances started off by minimising fictitious elements and developed into events that moved around the city and finally became almost void of performers, handing the space over to the audience instead.

Kiasma (Teatteri)
Mannerheiminaukio 2,
10 November, 2006 - 19:30 to 21:00

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