Picture Hieronymus Bosch

Collection of Imaginary Beings is co-produced by Other Spaces -collective, Kampnagel and TEHDAS Theatre.


The Collection of imaginary beings video piece (in Finnish) is part of the Poikkeus-Tila-Taide series of TEHDAS Teatteri.

In the video we explain how to do the “Find your own creature” excercise at home or in some other place you like! In the esxercise you can embody an imaginary creature that lives only in imagination, stories or past times. You can do the exercise together with a person you feel safe with. The exercise is suitable for all ages and you can do it in the way confortable for you.

The exercise is part of the Collection of Imaginary Beings performance.


Sari Havukainen: Other Spaces crosses borders to deliver transgenerational theatre in Germany, TINFO 8.9.2021.

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.


Lisätiedot ja esityksen tilaaminen:

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.


Eeva Kemppi, Kaisa-Liisa Logrén, Minja Mertanen and Jaakko Ruuska. Participating in the design of the piece Jussi Lankoski.

Other Spaces production: Working group and Jenni Kokkomäki.

Collection of Imaginary Beings translation Liisa Muinonen.

En samling av inbillade varelser translation Essi Brunberg.


Collection of Imaginary Beings or “Samling av inbillade varelser” had it’s Swedish premiere at Hangö Teaterträff -festival on 11.6.2022 at Hanko City Library. The second performance was on 12.6.

German premiere in Hamburg on 9.10.2021 at art museum Hamburger Kunsthalle.   Also two performances on 10.10. The performances were coproduced with Kampnagel performing art centre.

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

Photo: Jenni Kokkomäki

Photo: Jenni Kokkomäki

Photo: Jenni Kokkomäki

Photo: Jaakko Ruuska

Photo: Jaakko Ruuska

Photo: Jenni Kokkomäki

Photo: Jaakko Ruuska

Photo: Jaakko Ruuska

Photo: Jaakko Ruuska

Photo: Jaakko Ruuska

Photo: Jaakko Ruuska