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 first part of Obsessions that we used to call “bloody”.
In the photos Annika and Timo are improvising with the topic of ‘non-human objects’ and experimenting with the costume prototypes designed and made by costume designer Tua Helve.
The excerpts are from texts written spontaniosly in an on-line working session aiming to share our images of athmospheres in this first part of the performance.
"...Simple in movement, static bodies, postures, statue like, perhaps walking, changing places, everyone has an inner knowledge and not needing to be so much in contact with the others, head very still and determined. Time and space to contemplate, to sink into, to look, to look the detail of the costume, to ask the question, to make connections, is there hierarchical structures present? Cesar? Before the dictator falls..." Meri
"Mist Imaginary surreal unknown space offensive, now and then Can't see clearly, can't hear clearly Fluffy airbag tentative steps, slowly unknowable scream and noise Look around Groping Blood and hormones in the air can smell but not completely visible" Yiran
"Threath; it´s going to explode, sooner or later. It´s basically random but if you don´t behave it´s going to get you-very quickly.
Obey the rules, dress properly, know your place, don´t challenge it seriously and you´re ok until the big explosion.
brutal violent doesn´t negotiate humorless touchy bullying as main occupation big hats gold silver statues parades fences road blocks" Timo