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Helsinki – Finland:

Laiva- The Ship, the underwater variety Laiva – The Ship is a performance concept based on the composition The Sinking of the Titanic by English composer Gavin Bryars. He gathered inspiration for the piece from both the idea of memory and the eternal continuation of time and sound in underwater conditions. 2012 was the centenary of the sinking of the mighty ship off the coast of Newfoundland. Her collision with an iceberg was a terrible tragedy which killed over 2000 people but also became a symbol for the collision between modern technology and the forces of nature – hubris followed by catastrophe.

Laiva – The Ship is a performative landscape generated from these ideas. We approach the theme on the one hand through popular imagery based on James Cameron’s film, where melodrama and the theme of eternal love replace the icy and lethal reality in our imagination giving it an aura of romanticism, on the other hand referring to Marconi’s idea of the eternal continuation of sound under water. From these elements emerges the underwater variety in which the personal imagery of the audience combines with the collective consciousness and our shared cultural imagination.

The first version of Laiva – The Ship was performed in Kiasma on 24th and 25th of October as part of Poikkeustila – performing arts event.

Esitykset / Performances:

ti 11.11. klo 19 ENSI-ILTA / PREMIERE to 13.11. klo 19 la 15.11. klo 19 su 16.11. klo 19 ti 18.11. klo 19

Työryhmä / Team: Konsepti / Concept: Liisa Pentti

Esiintyjät / Performers: Rea Liina Brunou, Andrius Katinas, Carita Lähteenmäki, Liisa Pentti

Valosuunnittelu / Light design: Meri Ekola

Äänisuunnittelu / Sound design: Jouni Tauriainen

Tila / Stage design: Graziella Tomasi

Puvustus / Costumes: Terttu Torkkola

Tuotanto / Production: Liisa Pentti +Co

producer :  Liisa Pentti + Co  | Duration: 1 hr 0 min Choreography: Liisa Pentti