Photo Jouni Ihalainen

Blind Gut 9½ Year Anniversary Festival: Transparent Surfaces

Kaasutehtaankatu 1/4, building 8, 00540 Helsinki
Cirko - Center for New Circus

Transparent Surfaces: A post-apocalyptic circus featuring acrobatics on scrap metal, accompanied by the haunting sound of a Chinese guzheng.

If everything around us collapsed, what would be left of us? Transparent Surfaces is a breathtaking contemporary circus journey in a post-apocalyptic landscape. Acrobatic encounters between the performers and scrap metal create unprecedented and strange circus art, accompanied by the mysterious sound of a guzheng, a Chinese string instrument.

Transparent Surfaces is a farewell ritual to consumer culture and ownership-oriented worldviews. Four artists and piles of scrap metal come together and are fastened to each other, blurring the boundaries between them. During the performance, experimental circus technique brings the scrap metal to life, builds an altar out of it and bids farewell to it. The lack of conventional circus equipment produces unusual movement and grotesque aesthetics. Barbora Xu’s guzheng music and vocals travel alongside the circus leading the audience and the performers through the stages of the ritual.

Transparent Surfaces is the sixth performance of Blind Gut Company. The performers of the piece are circus artists Aino Savolainen, Jere Virta and Tuomas Vuorinen and musician Barbora Xu. Blind Gut Company is an experimental contemporary circus group founded in 2015, whose performances look at the world with a playful and critical approach. The group creates touching and thought-provoking performances for viewers of all ages.

Director: Tuomas Vuorinen
Circus performers: Aino Savolainen, Jere Virta, Tuomas Vuorinen 
Musician: Barbora Xu 
Lighting designer: Kauri Klemelä 
Sound designer: Petteri Rajanti 
Outside eyes: Inga Björn, Saana Peura
Production: Blind Gut Company
Photo: Jouni Ihalainen

Cirko – Center for New Circus

12 April 2024 at 16-17.15
12 April 2024 at 19-20.15
13 April 2024 at 19-20.15

Duration: 75 min
Age recommendation: 10+

No spoken language. There are sections where the music is loud, theatre smoke and strobe effects are used.

Tickets: 15-20€