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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.

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GOING ON NOW

BIRTHSAUNA OPENS UP THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR ON 25.5.

Other Spaces’s 20th anniversary year starts on Saturday 25.5. at 1pm – 3pm when the exercise demonstration BIRTHSAUNA is organized in the studio of the Helsinki Student Theatre (Ylioppilasteatteri). FREE ENTRANCE.

The event returns to the moment of the group’s birth: it consists of a series of exercises that the group performed in its very first demonstration in the same studio on April 24, 2004. Many of the exercises presented at that time, such as “Message from Outer Space”, “Human Mountain, “Snails”, “Animal Track” or “Yoga Park”, are still part of the group’s regular repertoire. In addition to the exercises, Birthsauna includes an overview of the group’s history, video recording of the original sessions, and the opportunity to ask questions to the group members.

READ MORE HERE

Kuva: Miikka Roine

TRIPIT! OTHER SPACES EXERCISE FESTIVAL ON 15.6.

The legendary TRIPIT!-festival is organized on saturday 15.6. at 11-14 in Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden with a theme “rambling”.

The workshop is based on the group’s old and new plant-themed exercises, which this time are experienced together outdoors in the Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden.

The workshop is in Finnish.

REGISTER BY 13.6. AND READ MORE HERE

Photo: Maarit Myllynen and Laura Jantunen

2024 IS OUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY

This year it will be 20 years since Other Spaces collective was founded.

In 2004, we operated within the Nälkäteatteri and started with exercise demonstrations, which we performed in Helsinki and all over Finland. Since then, we have developed more than 200 exercises and performed and taught them around the world.

So it’s time to celebrate!

We’ll organize a lot of exciting and fun this year. READ MORE HERE.

The celebration year is realized in cooperation with the Theatre Museum, the Performing Arts Center and the Helsinki Student Theatre. The events of the anniversary year are supported by the The Finnish Cultural Foundation, the City of Helsinki and the Arts Promotion Center.

Photo: Mika Elo

OTHER SPACES GOES TO KAJAANI

Other Spaces -collective performs a series of three of its classic performances in cooperation with the Kajaani City Theatre in the fall of 2024 and spring of 2025.

The performances which will be seen in Kajaani are Reindeer Safari (2010), Wolf Safari (2014) and Great Barrier Reef (2018).

The cooperation is funded by Uudet klassikot -fund.

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Photo: Johanna Huiskonen

ANIARA IS EXHIBITED AT THE THEATER MUSEUM’S IT’S SHOW TIME -EXHIBITION

A new basic exhibition called It’s Showtime has opened in the Theater Museum. The exhibition opens the performance process from the idea through the preparation and rehearsal phase to the moment of performance and beyond.

The props, costumes and synopsis of the work Aniara, which premiered in 2006, are on display in the exhibition. Aniara was based on Harry Martinson’s (1904-1978) sci-fi poetry epic. The premiere was seen at /teatteri.nyt-festival in the Kiasma Theater.

Photo: Petri Summanen

PAST EVENTS

ENDING OF THE 3-YEAR LASTING RHIZOME PROJECT WAS CELEBRATED WITH TEHTAANKATU SCHOOL

The ending of the 3-year lasting Rhizome project was celebrated together with Tehtaankatu school on 15.12.2023. The school received a Battery -exercise instructions and a short documentary film which was made about the project. The exercise was developed together by the pupils and Other Spaces -artists. The exercise was executed together with the whole school with 400 participants.

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

Read more about the Rhizome-project.

Picture: Iisakki Kennilä

TRIPIT! – THE OTHER SPACES EXERCISE FESTIVAL THEME WAS ENLIGHTENMENT

The legendary TRIPIT!-festival was organized on 2.12. with a theme ENLIGHTENMENT. The workshop based on work-in-progress performance Enlightenment machine – 12 exercises which was performed last May.

Read more on TRIPIT!

Picture: Paula Tella

OTHER SPACES EXERCISE-WORKSHOP AT CULTURAL EDUCATION FORUM

On the experiences of worms and fungal mycelium -workshop was part of Annantalo’s Cultural Education Forum on 30.10.

Read more.

Picture: Mikko Tuononen / Humus Symposium 2022

MARKET-EXERCISE AT ESITYSTELTTA ON 26.8. (PERFORMANCE TENT)

Everyone goes to the store, everyone buys, consumes, and encounters consumption in various
environments. Market is a hyper mundane dive into the experiences of consumption on a
micro-level.

The presentation consists of simple collaborative physical exercises and the Market space that we create based on these exercises. In this way, Market provides a visitation in shopping, without the actual commercial environment, thus inviting you to experience everyday activities in a new way.

Read more from Esitysteltta Facebook-event.

Picture: Mikko Ensio Lehtonen

STITCHING TRACKS INSTALLATION AT MI_TÄ BIENNALE IN JOENSUU ART MUSEUM

Stitching Tracks is a project by the Disconnected Spaces research group, that studies the decommissioned railway as a disconnected space. What happens to a train track after it is decommissioned?

The installation was presented at the M_itä? Biennale in the Joensuu Art Museum from 13 May to 17 September 2023 as a part of the Stitching Tracks project.

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Picture: Jaakko Ruuska

THE RHIZOME PROJECT AT THE SHARED SPACE EXHIBITION IN THE HELSINKI CITY ART MUSEUM

The Rhizome project was part of the Helsinki City Art Museum’s Shared Space exhibition on 3.3.–13.8.2023. Read more.

Picture: Sanni Priha

STITCHING TRACKS WANDERING PERFORMANCES WERE HELD AT PARIKKALA

In 17th and 18th of July 2023 two Stitching Tracks walking performances were held with the public in Parikkala, on the ruins of the railway leading to the Russian border.

More info on the Stitching Tracks project on the production page!

Picture: Jaakko Ruuska

ENLIGHTENMENT MACHINE – 12 EXERCISES: DEMONSTRATION AND A WORKSHOP HAPPENED IN MAY

The newest production of the Other Spaces Collective approaches the most heightened modes of human experience.

At this stage, the process led up to two work-in-progress demonstrations and a workshop, where people were invited to try out the techniques and exercises of the demonstrations.

Read more on the Enlightenment Machine production page.

Picture: Paula Tella

ANGLE OF WATER 104.45° WAS SELECTED IN TWO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS IN SPRING 2023

The 8-part video work THE ANGLE OF WATER 104.45° is gaining popularity around the world. The series was seen at the FIPADOC International Documentary festival in France in January 2023 and at IOTF 2023: International Online Theater Festival in April 2023.

All parts of the series can still be viewed on Vimeo.

Picture: Jenni Kokkomäki