Henriikka Himma & working group: I was living in a strange place

Henriikka Himma & working group: I was living in a strange place




06:12 – 06:12


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Performance information:

Fri 18.11.2022 20:00 

Sat 19.11.2022 15:00

Sat 19.11.2022 19:00

Mon 21.11.2022 18:00


Uutiskatu 2, 00240 Helsinki

RTI-talo facilities are accessible – information about the accessibility of the premises HERE.

Basic ticket 17€

Support ticket 35€

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Language: Finnish, English, Swedish

Duration: max. 2h


Flickering lights, theatre smoke & full blackout.

All is grey in the picture, it is raining


In my room figuring out how to play guitar.


The room is light and there is a small sink in the corner. Clouds can be seen through the window at times.


Architect Helmi Kajaste writes in their book of essays Rakenna, kärsi ja unhoita (english: Build, suffer and forget) on how “The boundaries created by architecture enable the safe protection of an apartment and home for many. They delimit the chaotic world outside and say that here you can rest for a while”.

They also write how “Even though the monumental style of a building can communicate the eternal, no building is eternal.”

I WAS LIVING IN A STRANGE PLACE is a stage piece about home and the history, time and architecture of shared and private spaces. The work engages in dialogue with Kajaste’s essays and, influenced by it, explores what kind of spaces and architectural worldviews our lives are formed through. The working group includes Henriikka Himma, Kaisa Karvinen, Julia Lappalainen, Nicolas Rehn and Sofia Palillo.

On those days when I was missing my father especially, I slept badly. I sat on the deep windowsill behind the fridge and stared out into the street.

Even at night, the buildings talked to each other.


I WAS LIVING IN A STRANGE PLACE is a part of Kulkue, a joint project between three Finnish art festivals. ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival (Kuopio), Hangö Teaterträff (Hanko), and Baltic Circle (Helsinki) create an exceptionally large-scale series of Finnish co-productions along with related tours. The project’s central goal is to promote the accessibility of the festivals and to prolong the life cycle of the performances. The project is financed by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

The performance is co-produced together with Circus Maximus.

Fri 18 Nov 2022 – 21 Nov 2022 Closed today


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