Obsessions – along the way
"Dear Annika and Oblivia,
first of all I would like to just say thank you again for your wonderful work and collaboration with us in Bremen. Unfortunately I don't have any photos or videos from our time together (we should… Read more
As you know, the Obsessions Bremen version had its successful premier in February, against all odds (c-word). This was thanks to all the wonderful people in the first place but also thanks to a bit of good luck.… Read more
Oblivia equals happiness. What a joy working with this beautiful people. This is where obsessions become fun. Obsessed with… Read more
Costume design for kings and emperors,
happy peasants and Peggy… Read more
In a theater
a woman is singing,
the voice comes to me, like
the most condensed air I ever… Read more
We are in Theater Bremen!
We are working! We are having fun and enjoying ourselves in the big theater. We love ourteam and our studio has daylight. What more can one ask for?
That Obsessions will be coming up in a… Read more
A: Why are you doing that?
B: I do it because you do it, I watch you doing it and I don’t want to miss out on anything
A: I did not know that you could do anything like… Read more
This was the event we have all been waiting for, that was dreamed of and feared in advance. And later of course stories are told and legends are born.
The 21st of October happened the first Bauprobe in Oblivia’s… Read more
For our October Obsessions Diary I wanted to present a few photos taken in August 2021 in Eskus, Helsinki and excerpts from texts written in April, 2021. Both the photos and texts have been born when working with the… Read more
The obsessive goat singing on the mountain
---- Table theater on Koloman Moser´s painting (see above)
"I am a goat.
I live alone
I know there is a bear and a lynx living in the area.
We sometimes see each other from afar and we communicate by yodeling.
I have quite a big voice and i see very well.
I am good at climbing but i am afraid of hights.
My dream is to climb to the top of my home mountain so that i can see what there is on the other side of it.
I have planned the route very carefully but every time when i reach a certain point i have to come down again.
Sometimes i see the 3 singing shepherds and the 6 jolly hunters playing their instruments and it is nice but we do not really communicate."
Mountain song from Alice, edited by Yiran for brass instruments (excerpt)
It has been an exceptionally hot, beautiful and dry summer. Long days of doing nothing in particular at the summer cottage, surrounded by nature and the life on a farm where we are staying. The work is staying in… Read more
Having just finished our latest Obsessions rehearsal period mid-May, I wanted to dedicate this blog entry for time. Time – abundance and lack of it!
However, in performance making, it is not only time but also, and more so,… Read more
Different ways of writing. Loads of writing. Writing as part of making sense of the growing understanding of what we are dealing with. Here are some examples. The famous lists on the wall in the material gathering phase, but… Read more
From our first online rehearsal period in the beginning of December 2020. As no travelling or gatherings were possible at this time, most of us were working from home, some were in the studio sometimes. Each of us made… Read more