Moving in November | Tuomas Laitinen: Audience Body
There is a duality inhabiting theatres across Europe: the division between the audience and the makers of art. For art to appear, the artist has to enter the stage and do something. This doing attracts attention; thus an audience body is born. But how is this body formed and conditioned?
Audience Body is a performance without performers, like a book misplaced into the space and time of theatre. There is a codex. A scroll. A love letter. Place. Time. Immersion. Destruction. Order. Mess. Practice. Theory.
The work is an examined artistic part of Tuomas Laitinen‘s artistic doctorate at the Performing Arts Research Center Tutke, Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy. It has been developed in a long series of public experiments since 2018. The performance is available both in English and in Finnish.
The performance is part of Moving in November festival 3.-13.11.2022. As part of the festival, there will be an open discussion with the invited artist and local host called Soup Talk on the 11th of November at noon in Caisa.
Duration 120 mins
Tickets 30/15 € lippu.fi
Festival pass 48 € holvi.com/shop/liikkeellamarraskuussa/
Script and direction: Tuomas Laitinen
In collaboration with: Lighting designer Nanni Vapaavuori, Graphic designer Visa Knuuttila, Sound designer Carolina Jinde, Spatial designer Alexander Furunes Eriksson
Production: Reality Research Center
Production in collaboration with: Moving in November, with the support of Zodiak – Center for New Dance
Supported by: Jenny and Antti Wihuri foundation, Kone Foundation’s Saari Residence, Performing Arts Research Center Tutke, TTOR, Uniarts Helsinki, Arts Promotion Center Finland, Helsinki City, Brother
Photo: Tuomas Laitinen