Helsinki

Samuli Laine: Nurture

Samuli Laine: Nurture

Baltic Circle

Nov

21

Sun

15:00 – 20:00

-17–-12°C

few clouds

Performance information:
Sun 21.11.2021
Performances between 15:00 and 20:00.
Hox! The performances on Sunday 22.11. can be followed from outside the performance hall at Caisa’s Cafe Bruket, 2nd floor.
Mon 22.11.2021
Performances between 12:00 and 18:30.
Thu 25.11.2021
Performances between 9:00 and 16:00
Fri 26.11.2021
Performances between 13:00 and 20:00.
There will be 39 performances in total. One ticket will be sold for each 20min performance.
Cultural Centre Caisa, Kaikukatu 4 B, 00530 Helsinki
Basic ticket 15 € /
Support ticket 35 €
There is a limited number of pay-what-you-wish tickets available for the performances on 25th and 26th November. These tickets can be reserved at a date and time announced later.
Language: English or Finnish
Accessibility:
The performance includes audience participation. Nurture is a one-on-one performance and only one audience member, the performer and the performers assistance are present at the performance space. The instruments that are used for breastfeeding are disinfected by boiling between each audience member.
Buy your ticket from Tiketti: https://www.tiketti.fi/baltic-circle-samuli-laine.../77362
Baltic Circle festival: https://www.balticcircle.fi/news/festival-programme-2021

Making space for tenderness and vulnerability. Investigating the politics of care, gender and coexistence through the act of breastfeeding.
Nurture is a one-on-one performance in which performer Samuli Laine breastfeeds the viewer. The intimate gesture of care nourishes and allows the participant to feel cared for and supported for a moment.
The work deconstructs the gendering associated with breastfeeding and care. It questions social norms, softens body expectations, and calls viewers to perceive connections of a wider coexistence.
Nurture invites us to examine interactions between all living things: our existence is linked both to the myriad networks of human communities as well as to the biological processes that sustain our bodies and enable life on our planet in general.
Samuli Laine is a scenographer, performer and performance maker, as well as a member of the W A U H A U S collective and the Reality Research Center. Laine’s current interests include utopias, gardening, activism, and zazen.
Working group:
Concept and performance: Samuli Laine
Rug: Laura Jantunen
Soundscape: Jussi Matikainen
Mentoring: Jarkko Partanen ja Jussi Matikainen
Production: Samuli Laine, Todellisuuden tutkimuskeskus, Baltic Circle

Baltic Circle

Sun 21 Nov 2021 15:00 – 20:00

-17–-12°C

few clouds