Olga Spyropoulou & Katriina Kettunen: Paavo Nurmi Stadium Drill
Friday 3.9. 18:00
Paavo Nurmen Stadion (Paavo Nurmen puistotie 20800 Turku)
Duration: 1 hour
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Kindly arrive at 17:50 (10 minutes before starting) to the “marathon gate” (red pointer on a map).
We highly recommend that the audience wears a mask in all our events.
What if the end of the world was a game of multiple choice questions? Paavo Nurmi Stadium Drill offers a humorous spin on an emergency evacuation drill. In this participatory performance, you are invited to rehearse your exit strategy in the face of danger, imagine the soundtrack of your very own apocalypse, and enjoy yourself in the process.
Emergency drills are moments when a community, the collective body, actualizes. We invite you to become part of the New Performance Turku collective body at the Paavo Nurmi Stadium on September 3rd 2021.
Do not run. Do not panic. And remember: You are not alone.
Olga Spyropoulou (b. 1985, Athens) is a performance artist and researcher who utilizes disorder as an artistic practice. She is interested in how we relate to each other and experiments with different modalities of spect-actorship and non-hierarchical methodologies.
Katriina Kettunen (b. 1983, Kirkkonummi) is an interdisciplinary artist and journalist, whose performances often employ mixed media and autobiographical material, and are marked by humor, improvisation and subtle audience participation.
The two began their collaboration in 2017 during their MA studies in Live Art and Performance Studies at Uniarts Helsinki. Their practice is a constant negotiation between their different cultural backgrounds, personalities, and competence in languages. They recognize tensions and strive to work with them. Olga and Katriina’s past projects include To organise our disappointments, realised in collaboration with Reality Research Center, New Performance Turku Festival, and Turun Taidehalli, and We’re like one place – online bedtime story service.
Thank you to Arts Promotion Centre Finland for supporting this work!