The finish group Oblivia will be performing in Iðnó on the 1st and 6th of November Entertainment Island 1, not the Entertainment Island 2 like earlier was announced.
Entertainment Island is the title given to Oblivias current project, 2008- 2010. During this three–year period Oblivia, through means of performance, film, photography and text, will divulge and scrutinize the manifold world of entertainment and popular culture. Entertainment Island in its entirety will be launched in 2010. The event will also include seminars by international guest speakers. Other activities include workshops and discussions. Kiasma theatre hosts the project.
Entertainment Island 1 (2008)
An array of gestures, movements and sounds emanating from the entertainment industry are presented in this energetic performance unveiling the mechanisms of popular culture. Entertainment Island 1 has toured to several countries, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Romania.
“We spent weeks doing funny walks and telling bad jokes while pulling out false limbs and making funny faces. The pretend stuttering was the final straw. We were stuck and not the least funny. We had to face what we knew from the start: we are not entertainers. We do not deal in entertainment. We deal in structures. We changed track. We proceeded jumping up and down shouting Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! We had finally arrived at the core of popular culture.
Performed and devised by: Timo Fredriksson (FIN), Anna Krzystek (UK), Annika Tudeer (FIN). Lights: Heikki Paasonen/Liisa Kyröseppä. Sound: Juuso Voltti. Co commission: Kiasma Theatre, CCA- Glasgow, UK.
Founded in 2000 in Helsinki, the international performance company Oblivia is a unique force on the Finnish performance scene. Oblivias collectively devised, interdisciplinary and minimalist performances merge the boundaries of art forms and nationalities. The background of Oblivias members from Finland, Iceland and UK are in performance art, music, dance and theory. This mixture of backgrounds and nationalities creates a vibrant tension and humour in the work. From the beginning the core members have been working together creating a common performance language. Guest collaborators are invited to partake in individual projects. Oblivia is house artist at Kiasma Theatre and part of the Produforum network.
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