Anikó Kuikka: Eläin Animal Djur

Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki, 00530 Helsinki
Cultural Centre Caisa

Eläin Animal Djur is a love story between a man and a bear in a world where animals are slaves to humans. The piece is a multichannel moving image installation and a live performance.

Eläin Animal Djur is a love story between a man and a bear in a world where animals are slaves to humans. The piece is a multichannel moving image installation and a live performance.

A young couple inherits a dairy farm. The parents show them how things are done in the production line. One night a bear wanders into the pasture where the cows are sleeping and the heifer follows the bear and escapes into the forest. The young man begins a bear hunt but when he encounters the bear he does not kill, instead he falls in love.

The piece deals with otherness such as animal rights, homophobia, misogyny and xenophobia through the everyday-life events on a farm.

The installation is exhibited at Caisa Gallery from 10 March to 30 March. The performances are staged on Thursday 10 March and Tuesday 15 March at 7 p.m. Tickets for sale soon.

Original concept and installation: Anikó Kuikka
Performers: Santeri Helinheimo Mäntylä, Boodi Kabbani, Reetta Koskinen, Eeva Putro, Janina Berman, Heikki Herva, Juha Pihanen, Sohvi Roininen, Marjaana Kuusniemi-Korhonen, Jeme Kuusniemi, Sofia Charifi, Kaisla Löyttyjärvi, Sini Onne
Composing Music: Fraya Thomsen
Sound Design: Aleksi Tegel
Script: Joel Slotte

Performance duration: 1 h 10 min
Age recommendation: not suitable for children

The performance is mainly in Finnish but includes Swedish, Arabic and Russian. The videos have subtitles in English.

The performances contain raised voices and some swearing.

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