Shadow Cabinett / Yöväenteatteri
2016, Mynämäki

Shadow Cabinet / Yöväenteatteri was a site specific performance made in Mynämäki, Finland in together with a group of ex-Karelian people ("evakkot" in finnish). By using urban animation and shadow puppetry a performative juxtapostion was created between the Karelians who have lost their homes during the Finnish-Russian wars and the refugees arriving nowadays to Finland in 2016. The performance was made with the aim to extend the national memory – to create compassion from the past to the present. The show was performed in an old paper shop in the centre of Mynämäki.

The project was produced as a collaboration between Livsmedlet theatre and Kone foundation’s Saari residence and comissioned for Vastan+Otto - triennial of community arts/Yhteisötaiteen triennaali.

link to the performance registration: https://vimeo.com/171106668