Do be do
The series is ending.
The scaffolding gets torn down.
Museum of Postmodern Art is getting ready.
For a brief moment it opens up the doors in October, for a fantastic premier, and for a great party – and then it is gone.
This is the end and a new beginning. We live the era of the monsters, in which the only bravery that is required is to remain humane.
Do be do – MOPMA 5 has arrived in today’s world. How to present the present? What is postmodernism in the present? What is carpe diem anyway? In order to get at the here and now we oscillate between the past and the future and like Tarzans dangling in the liane we fly over the abyss that is today.
When we started the MOPMA series in 2012 we knew that we were at a crossroad. Today we know what road it chose and 2012 seems like another era.
Based on the “Do what you saw” method that Oblivia has developed as a starting point for their processes, Do be do – MOPMA 5 will take “Do what you saw” into a performance with six performers. In Do be do – MOPMA 5 “do what you saw” will for the first time be presented in a performance context. Do be do – MOPMA 5 is the last performance in the Museum of Postmodern Art series that started at PACT Zollverein in 2012 and has evolved through the performances Super B, Kaboom, the Rave and ends with Do be do. It is the live history of an era and the autobiography of Oblivia.
Do be do – MOPMA 5. Premiere 3.10.2016
Performances: 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15.10 at CIRKO, Helsinki
Tickets: 26/16/10 € (https://holvi.com/shop/oblivia/)
Each Night is accompanied with some special programme, for more: facebook.com/events/1660080784320897/
devising and performing: Mikko Bredenberg, Andrius Katinas, Maija Hirvanen, Anna-Maija Terävä, Timo Fredriksson, Annika Tudeer
light: Meri Ekola
sound: Juuso Voltti
costumes: Tua Helve
production and marketing: Oblivia, Marina Andersson-Rahikka, Heidi Backström.