This world that we imagine in this room, might be used to gain access to other rooms, other worlds, previously unimaginable is an array of dances, sentences, and situations that unfold within the tension between one performer, an empty stage, and the audience.
The performance is a photocopy-like flash in the tubular space of Kiasma Theatre, a grainy zoom into the leakage points between realities. At its core lies the desire to use the performance situation as a portal to formerly unknown spaces, states and dimensions.
The title of the work is a quote from the film director Lana Wachowski. The premiere at Kiasma Theatre is part of a larger series of works by Venna, parts of which, bearing the same name, were seen at the Drifts Festival at Stoa and Taidekoti Kirpilä in 2022.
The performance is part of Baltic Circle -festival programme.
Emmi Venna works as a choreographer, performer, writer and as a part of curatorial teams. Venna’s processes combine curiosity towards the experience of a lived body, researching dance and art histories, playing with fictional dimensions, and searching for the magical potential of the performance situation. Most recent works include the performance Kitchen Sink (Sinne, 2022), commissioned choreography CORE for the TaDaC collective (TeaK/Zodiak 2021) and the solo work Fabulous Muscles (Mad House Helsinki/Ehkä production, 2020).
Choreography & performance: Emmi Venna
Photos: Sara Blosseville
Choreographic dialogue: Suvi Kemppainen
Styling: I. Kamari
Supported by: Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö
Thank you: Mira Kautto, Oxi Koskelainen, Henia Nikkilä, Armin Hokmi Kiasaraei