Join us for an extraordinary experience where art and construction come together in “Dreaming of a Perfect Arts House”. Witness a durational performance, taking you on a transformative journey with artists exploring the intricacies of labour in the construction industry near Kisama – one of Northern Europe’s most intriguing art spaces.
The performance is a dialogue between construction workers and artists, two groups paradoxically located on the lowest rungs of the “art house-making system.” The project aims to point out socio-economic and immigration problems where the perfect art house represents an image of a meeting and dreaming place for the marginalised and privileged.
The performance involves different stages of labour, such as preparation, work, breaks, shifts, celebration, evaluation of a result, etc. During the performance, we’ll use various objects and things that people carry with them to go to work. All materials will be borrowed, donated or found on the way to Helsinki.
We invite you to consider the possibilities of engaging with the performance through audience interactions designed to elevate your experience to the next level.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness a performance that merges art and construction in a way that will leave you inspired and transformed. Join us on June 9th, 2023, from 11:00 to 18:00, at the public space near the Kisama building, for a day filled with creativity, construction, and dance.
Agnese Bordjukova – concept, choreography, performance.
Agate Bankava – concept, choreography, performance.
Inta Balode – concept, choreography, performance.
Ginta Grūbe – concept, visual design, performance.
Jaana Kokko- concept, visual design, documentation.
Laima Jansone – sound design, performance
Sigita Vesele – management, publicity
Max Ryynänen – consultations in the field of art theory and philosophy
Valsts Miķelsons – consultation in the area of art theory
Artist / Company biography
LAUKKU is a collective of co-thinkers and co-doers founded in 2017 as a continuation of yearly laboratory “New Dance in a New Place” taking place since 2013. We aim to promote contemporary art in rural and peripheral areas and build artistic alternatives through challenging urban lifestyles in big cities and centres. Peripheries and mobility are the two fundamental elements of our collective. We are an international group with members currently from Latvia, Finland, France, Germany, the UK, Sweden, the USA and Denmark. We do collective work, so everything always begins with travelling or zooming. LAUKKU unites dance professionals and enthusiasts from different art fields and other disciplines. LAUKKU pays particular attention to research, arts education, interdisciplinary collaborations and experiments. Community engagement projects play a crucial role in LAUKKU’s work. LAUKKU aims to promote critical thinking and presence of contemporary arts in everyday life, paying particular attention to the territories and communities where access to a variety of opinions is limited. Since 2022 LAUKKU has started to develop LAUKKU home – artists’ residency place in the forest of North Latvia near a tiny village called Braslava. The house was previously owned by a Latvian-American extravagant artist Eso Antons Benjamiņš.
Website – www.laukku.lv
Funded and supported by Eskus, Vecate library, Valmiera Library, Latvian Dance Information Centre.