LAUKKU: Dreaming of a Perfect Arts House

A long-lasting performance outside Kiasma is part of the Baltic Take Over programme.

  • 9.6.2023 at 11–18
Kiasman ulkopuolella, Musiikkitalon puoleisessa päädyssä
Tickets: free admission


Join us for an extraordinary experience where art and construction come together in “Dreaming of a Perfect Arts House”. Witness a durational performance, taking you on a transformative journey with artists exploring the intricacies of labour in the construction industry near Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma – one of Northern Europe’s most intriguing art spaces.

The performance is a dialogue between construction workers and artists, two groups paradoxically located on the lowest rungs of the “art house-making system.” The project aims to point out socio-economic and immigration problems where the perfect art house represents an image of a meeting and dreaming place for the marginalised and privileged.

The performance involves different stages of labour, such as preparation, work, breaks, shifts, celebration, evaluation of a result, etc. During the performance, we’ll use various objects and things that people carry with them to go to work. All materials will be borrowed, donated or found on the way to Helsinki. 

We invite you to consider the possibilities of engaging with the performance through audience interactions designed to elevate your experience to the next level.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness a performance that merges art and construction in a way that will leave you inspired and transformed. Join us for a day filled with creativity, construction, and dance.


LAUKKU is an international collective of co-thinkers and co-doers founded in 2017 as a continuation of yearly laboratory “New Dance in a New Place” taking place since 2013. LAUKKU unites dance professionals and enthusiasts from different art fields and other disciplines. LAUKKU pays particular attention to research, arts education, interdisciplinary collaborations and experiments. Community engagement projects play a crucial role in LAUKKU’s work. Peripheries and mobility are the two fundamental elements of our collective. Since 2022 LAUKKU has been developing LAUKKU home – artists’ residency in a remote area in North Latvia.

Working group

Concept, choreography, performance: Agnese Bordjukova, Agate Bankava, Inta Balode
Concept, visual design, performance: Ginta Grūbe
Concept, visual design documentation: Jaana Kokko
Sound design, performance: Laima Jansone
Management, publicity: Sigita Vesele
Consultations in the field of art theory and philosophy: Max Ryynänen
Consultation in the area of art theory: Valsts Miķelsons
Supported by: Eskus, Vecates library, Valmiera Library, Latvian Dance Information Centre

Baltic Take Over

Baltic Take Over is a performing arts festival that presents 9 performances from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in Helsinki during 7 – 11 June 2023. The festival is co-curated by the New Theatre Institute of Latvia, Kanuti Gildi Saal (Estonia) and Lithuanian Dance Information Centre. Along with the URB festival, other partners of the Baltic Takeover in Helsinki are Annantalo, Viirus Theatre, Mad House Helsinki and with the help from Eskus, Takomo, Tanssin Talo, TINFO and Circus Dance Finland.

The Baltic Take Over is supported by the Baltic Culture Fund and The Nordic-Baltic NGO from the Office of Nordic Ministers Latvia.

Read more from Baltic Take Over website.