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A great mess-registration is open




A Great Mess is now open for registration! The performance premieres on the 24th of August in Vuosaari as part of the Helsinki Biennial. A Great Mess, a site-specific performance by WAUHAUS, invites its viewers to a hilltop called Vuosaarenhuippu, a former landfill that has been converted into a recreation area. The performance takes place during sunset and journeys among sun-scorched thymes, discarded matter, porous skin, surrendering, earthmoving machines, and the landscapes of human imagination. A Great Mess offers new perspectives on the vast web of interdependencies in which we exist together with other organisms and materials. Due to the difficult landscape, the performance site is unfortunately not accessible. A bus transports the audience to the performance and back. Performances:

In Finnish: TUE 24.8. at 19:00 | THU 26.8. at 19:00 | FRI 27.8. at 19:00 | SAT 28.8. at 19:00

In Swedish: SUN 29.8. at 18.45 | TUE 31.8. at 18.45

In English: WED 1.9. at 18.30 | THU 2.9. at 18.30 | FRI 3.9. at 18.30 | SAT 4.9. at 18.30 Registration: Helsinki Biennial Meeting place: The bus leaves from Mosaiikkitori bridge, Vuosaari. Working group: From WAUHAUS Laura Haapakangas, Anni Klein, Samuli Laine, Jussi Matikainen, and Jarkko Partanen. They are joined by performers Per Ehrström and Sara Grotenfelt, producer-performer Mira Eskelinen, evolutionary biologist Aura Raulo, scenography assistant Siiri Matinpuro, and sound technician Timo Tikka. Production: HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki Biennial, ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival & WAUHAUS

Supported by: Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, City of Helsinki, Stiftelsen Tre Smeder sr, Konstsamfundet, Kulturfonden

Additional info: Due to the difficult landscape, the performance site is unfortunately not accessible. The performance is held outdoors in the evening, so please prepare yourself with warm clothing that suits the current weather conditions.


During the performance we sometimes move on high hay, so we recommend wearing clothes that cover your whole body. It is also recommended that you bring your own water bottle. We will provide you with shoes appropriate for the terrain to be used during the performance.


The maximum number of participants is 40, and we hope to see all registered participants in the performance. Using a face mask is recommended during the performance. If you have any symptoms of flu, i.e. a runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache or fever, please stay home.





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