• Marja Viitahuhta: Ennustuksia

Marja Viitahuhta


Pikkujätkä 12.11.-27.11.2016

Marja Viitahuhta
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari, Pikkujätkä
12.11. – 27.11.2016

We live in an era determined on the one hand by the unpredictability of future, on the other hand by an increase in information and scientific knowledge, together with emerging concerns over the state of our environment and our part in relation to it. Dystopias of climate crisis, famine, immigration and widening inequality appear like nightmares that turn out to be our reality.

Predictions / Ennustuksia is a series of monologues depicting visions of the future spoken out as personal predictions by young performers. The layout is plain: speech, nothing more. Each monologue unfolds as an image described in relation to the narrator’s experience of the situation depicted. The monologues combine fiction with personal narrations and speculations of the impact of climate change. They take in account how climate change will result, in addition to extreme natural phenomena, as new political challenges, renewal of food production or struggles in sharing resources in an ethical way.

The monologues were written in autumn 2015 for a 3-hour-long performance. The themes and focuses of the texts were selected and developed together with the working crew. We took a look at how the content of these monologues, set in approximately 15 years from now, eventually differ little from the notions that we make of present day tragedies and crisis. We talked about reading news about the misfortunes of others: immigrants, unemployed, left-outs of mental health services, victims of racism or natural disasters. Via presenting these predictions as subjective and personal we hope to overcome the mechanisms of differentiation and creating otherness.

A selection of these monologues is on display in Galleria Huuto.

Thank you for support: Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation

email: marjamikko@hotmail.com
web: www.marjaviitahuhta.com

ennustuksia / teaser from Marja Viitahuhta on Vimeo.