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Other Spaces is a Live Art collective whose work is based on collective corporeal exercises that allow visiting nonhuman forms of experience and being.

NEWS

VISITING OTHER SPACES COURSE AT THE THEATRE ACADEMY

21.-25.11.2022 The Other Spaces collective organized a Visiting Other Spaces course at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki.

The course took place at the Theatre Academy and partly in an urban space in different parts of Helsinki. Visiting Other Spaces introduced the practices of the Other Spaces collective and long-term collective rehearsal as a form of performance through site-specific works developed by the group. During the course, you could also create physical exercises to be done together, and share the idea to be developed in groups with other participants. 

The participants also got to go on a Reindeer Safari and visit the Disconnected Space exercise. 

Kuva / picture: Eija Ranta

TRIPIT! -OTHER SPACES EXERCISE FESTIVAL

The legendary and traditional exercise festival TRIPIT! was organized on Sunday 4 of December 2022.

More info on the TRIPIT! page

Kuva / picture: Paula Tella

DISCONNECTED SPACE WAS LOOKING FOR NEW COMMON SPACES

Other Spaces organized the Disconnected Space exercise in Itä-Pasila, Helsinki on 6.11.2022.

The linguistic structure of urban space was explored in a play-like performance based on walking around and collective writing. In the Disconnected space exercise, an alternative space is created in the urban space with the help of the sign system used by the hobos.

In the performance, these signs were applied to an exercise of collective writing and reading that changes the linguistic structure of the city.

Read more about the show on the Disconnected Space production page!

Kuva / picture: Paula Tella

WOLF SAFARI VISITED FIERCE FESTIVAL

On October 12-14, 2022, Wolf Safari visited Birmingham’s Fierce festival.

Having premiered in 2014, Wolf Safari has been performed several times in Finland, but also in Germany, Italy, Russia, Denmark, and Great Britain.

The trailer for Wolf Safari can be viewed here!

Kuva / picture: Paula Tella

WORKSHOP AT THE HUMUS SYMPOSIUM IN KEURUU

Other Spaces -collective carried out two workshops at Humus Symposium in Keuruu Eco village on 3.9.2022.

The workshop visited experiences and perspectives of worms and fungal mycelium to gain a new understanding of the underground.

Read more about the event
on the Humus Symposium website.

Kuva / picture: Mikko Tuononen

ANGLE OF WATER 104,45˚ AT RAUMA TRIENNALE IN THE SUMMER

The video series The Angle of Water 104.45˚ with 8 episodes was invited to the Rauma Triennale. The exhibition is on display from 11.6.-25.9. at Rauma Art Museum.

Read more from the Rauma Art Museum website.

The exhibition was also accompanied by The Angle of Water 104.45˚ workshop on 29 July. The workshop was free of charge.

All the episodes are still open for everyone to watch on Vimeo. Enjoy the journey to the world of water!

Kuva / picture: Jenni Kokkomäki

COLLECTION OF IMAGINARY BEINGS GOT A SWEDISH VERSION

It premiered on 11.6.2022 at the Hangö Teaterträff festival.

Two performances were executed at the Hanko City Library on the 11 and 12 of June.

Kuva / picture: Jaakko Ruuska

GREAT BARRIER REEF VISITED CANADA IN MAY

In May Other Spaces traveled to Toronto, Canada.

At the JUNIOR festival, three performances with a workshop and silent demonstration were executed with the audience.

Kuva / photo: Sanni Priha

In 2022-23 in the Rhizome-project will come to it’s end. The last bodily work shops with primary school students will be organized and a video documentation of the 3-year lasting collaboration is being prepared.

The project is done in collaboration with HAM Helsinki Art Museum and the Tehtaankatu elementary school.

Read Dance Info Finland’s article on the Rhizome project.

Kuva / picture: Petri Siikanen

Minja Mertanen and Esa Kirkkopelto had a workshop together with the Brussels-based artist Kate McIntosh in Wiener Festwochen in September 2021.

Read more about the visit in TINFO’s websites.

Kuva / picture: Laura Jantunen

In the Collection of imaginary beings video piece   we explain how to do the “Find your own creature” excercise at home or in some other place you like! It is part of the Poikkeus-Tila-Taide series at TEHDAS Teatteri.

Below, Anna Keränen from Radio Suomi interviews Other Spaces member Minja Mertanen who tells about Other Spaces and the 17th May 2020 TRIPIT! (In Finnish)

Kati Korosuo visited IPAY-conference, Philadelphia in January 2020 to represent Great Barrier reef -performance. Read Kati’s thoughts about the visit in Dancesinfo’s websites!

Kuva / photo: Jeremy Bengts