Thousand Times Yes

Thousand Times Yes




19:00 – 20:00


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Thousand Times Yes is an experimental chamber opera that follows a person named G, who has the ability to connect and communicate with a variety of creatures.

Thousand Times Yes is a philosophical, haunting and poetic exploration of the limits and possibilities of language, communication, space and the body. The performance challenges the concept, aesthetics and hierarchical tradition of opera. 

An ancient organism in the Earth’s crust is rising towards the surface. Its movements mobilise minerals, bacteria, fungi, gases and the atmosphere, causing instability that creates a web of unexpected conflicts. The protagonist, a human called G, has been given the ability to connect and communicate with different bodies and beings. G is summoned to mediate between the conflicting parties – and eventually meet the ancient organism itself. 

A story of companionship and coexistence, Thousand Times Yes makes space for alternative futures. 

Tickets: 27,50 € / 18,50 €
Ticket sales online end one hour before the show. After this, tickets can be purchased at Kiasma’s information desk if there are any left. The ticket includes admission to the exhibitions on the day of the performance. 

The artists

Marja Ahti
Marja Ahti is a Swedish-Finnish composer and artist based in Turku. She combines field recordings and other acoustic materials with sounds produced by synthesizers and electronic feedback in an attempt to find a space where the sounds begin to mimic or communicate with each other.  

Jenny Kalliokulju
Jenny Kalliokulju is a Swedish artist and poet based in Bjuv. Her multidisciplinary practice explores the tension between movement, stagnation and translation, combining memories, found materials and language into installations, paintings and poetry.  

Essi Kausalainen
Essi Kausalainen is a Helsinki based artist whose works use performance, textile art, text, audio and video to explore the sensuous capacity of our bodies. She approaches the body as an open-ended process made in and shaped by its complex relations with other beings, situations and environments.

Wed 03 Aug 2022 – 06 Aug 2022 19:00 – 20:00


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00100 Helsinki