COLLECTION OF IMAGINARY BEINGS
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF STRANGE CREATURES!
There are no limits to our imagination, so come and explore the weird and wonderful creatures inhabiting your mind! Collection of Imaginary Beings is the newest work by the Finnish Other Spaces Live Art Collective, premiering at the Turku Main Library in April 2020. The performance opens the door to a world of creatures living in the imagination. The performance happens in the library, a place where past, present and future generations coexist and live side by side. Through easy exercises that are suitable for everyone, imaginary beings come to life in the corridors of the library. The performance invites people of different ages to get to know their imaginary creatures and share them with each other. The participatory event consists of the “School of Imaginary Beings” workshop, a lunch break, and a visit to the library. In the workshop we get to know non-human imagined beings and learn how to embody them together. After the lunch break, the visit the library lets you look at the familiar environment from a completely new perspective!
COLLECTION OF IMAGINARY BEINGS VIDEO
In the Collection of imaginary beings video piece (in Finnish) 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.
The exercise is part of the Collection of Imaginary Beings performance.
WRITINGS AND REVIEWS
Annina Karhu: Toisissa tiloissa -kollektiivi johdattaa osallistujat tutkimaan kuvitteellisia olentoja pääkirjaston uumeniin, Turun Sanomat 5.9.2020.
Frida Maria Pessi: Hirviöksi muuttuminen rentouttaa, Turun Sanomat 8.9.2020.
Sari Havukainen: Monstrous but safe, TINFO 3.9.2020.
Jaakko Virrankoski: Kuvitteelliset olennot aktivoivat mielikuvituksen uumenet, Teatteri&Tanssi+Sirkus 6-7/2020.
Collection of Imaginary Beings German premiere at Kampnagel, Hamburg, in spring 2021.
You can come to the performance alone or with your family, grandparents, godparents, friends, neighbors, or someone else close to you. The world of the imaginary beings welcomes adults of all ages and children aged 6 and above. Below 10, accompanied by an adult.
Collection of Imaginary Beings is a coproduction of the Other Spaces collective, Kampnagel and TEHDAS Theatre.
Eeva Kemppi, Kaisa-Liisa Logrén, Minja Mertanen and Jaakko Ruuska. In planning and preparation also Jussi Lankoski.
Other Spaces production: Working group and Jenni Kokkomäki.
Collection of Imaginary Beings premiere 6.9.2020 as part of TEHDAS Theatre’s and New Performance Turku Festival’s programme at the Turku Main Library. Other performances on 12. and 13.9. as well as 4.10.
Collection of Imaginary Beings school performances on 15. and 28.9.2020 at the Turku Main Library.
Collection of Imaginary Beings continues the transgenerational work of the Other Spaces collective. Great Barrier Reef premiered in Hamburg and Kuntula in the spring 2018.