Nature Morte is a part of a series of works. The starting point was an ancient Iron Age water burial ground, Levänluhdan lähde, located in Ostrobothnia. In the performance, the Helsinki based collective Honkasalo-Niemi-Virtanen investigates the body and the face of a prehistoric being that has been unearthed in a lake, as well as the surrounding landscape.
The second part of the work is an exhibition at Gallery Sinne (opening 1.3.2018) and the third part will be an on-site sound piece in Ostrobothnia. The three works together form a whole that overlaps in time and space.
Honkasalo-Niemi-Virtanen is a Helsinki based collective of three artists working in the fields of music, theatre and time-based arts. Our research-oriented and multi-disciplinary practice has as its main focal point the tension between historical narratives and the uncertain borderlands between scientific facts, myths and imagination.
Performers: Emilia Kokko, Elina Pirinen