2341 AD is an audio-visual performance installation that imagines the year 2341. Humankind has vanished. What is there? What is the world like after humanity, without us, people? What would the planet be like if only echoes remain of a prior civilisation? Would it feel lonely? Would it feel relieved? Would it be a post-apocalyptic and abandoned chaos? Or could it be a peaceful paradise where traces and echoes can tell a story? What would it take for our traces to vanish? And if we could answer such questions, would we be more in awe of the changes we have wrought, or of nature’s resilience?
Using sound and visuals, vocal & performance artist Juha Valkeapää (Helsinki), sound artist Renzo van Steenbergen (Tallinn), video artist Emer Värk (Tallinn), visual artist Arno Scheper (The Hague) and dramaturge Märt Kangro (Tallinn) create a evolving space that is not empty, but abandoned, deserted, and left behind. It is not dead, but it keeps changing; only humans are not there anymore.
Authors and performers: Juha Valkeapää, Renzo van Steenbergen, Emer Värk
Dramaturge: Mart Kangro
Installation: Arno Scheper
Photo: Emer Värk
Graphic design: Jaan Evart
Co-producers: Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Mad House, Juha Valkeapää, Renzo van Steenbergen, Emer Värk
Supporters: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Institute, Mad House, Stroom Den Haag
Premiere: 27.01.2016 Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Tallinn