Fern Orchestra: Mareld

Contemporary dance

Every light has a story of its own.

There is not a single world for us all to experience.
Our own worlds inside the worlds are constantly changing according to our thoughts about them, how we interpret them and how we participate.
The performance travels through the layers of the sea, it begins from familiar humanity
to end with otherness of an single-celled organism.
What does unicellularity feel like? Can the glow of fellow creatures be sensed?
The performance is a torrent of kinaesthesia, mechanical stimulation, light art, darkness art, an audio piece and a radio play, it is subaquatic and time warp. There are people too.

The world appears to us through our own mental structure.
An increase in knowledge both changes the view of the world and clarifies our position in the organic ensemble. Currently it seems that man has not been sensible in actions relating to the environment. Our tendency of subordinating nature seems irresponsible, postponing the consequences to future generations.

Income from the ticket sales of the performance is used to buy forest for preservation as carbon sink. One can choose between four categories: observer, conscious, influencer and active. The ticket price includes the Turku public transport ticket, which is valid on the day of the performance three hours before and two hours after the performance.

Fern Orchestra is a collective of artists and scientists working with plants and microorganisms, creating pieces which address relationships between light, humans and the environment. Collectives work cover multiple art forms such as performance art, contemporary dance, publications and light and sound art.

The performance is a collaboration with the Regional Dance Centre of Western Finland and Turun kaupunginteatteri.

Working Group:
Markus Heino, Vespa Laine, Samuel Salminen, Ilona Salonen, Conny Sjöqvist, Timo Tamminen

Fern Orchestra

Turun kaupunginteatteri / Mareld

Samuel Salminen / Fern Orchestra

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Turun kaupunginteatteri

Itäinen Rantakatu 14, 20800 Turku

10.9.2020

19.00

Premiere

12.9.2020

14.00

12.9.2020

19.00

15.9.2020

19.00

16.9.2020

19.00

17.9.2020

19.00

18.9.2020

19.00

19.9.2020

14.00

19.9.2020

19.00

22.9.2020

19.00

23.9.2020

19.00

24.9.2020

19.00

25.9.2020

19.00

26.9.2020

14.00

26.9.2020

19.00