Other Spaces (Helsinki)
Wednesday 12 October 2022 – Friday 14 October 2022
In the nocturnal wandering performance Wolf Safari by Other Spaces (Toisissa tiloissa), the civilized urban space collides with untamed nature. The participants encounter the city from the perspective of a wild, social predator. The protagonist, the wolf, embodies more than a metaphorical conflict. On one hand, we know that it is one of the most socially developed and organised creatures, on the other hand, it is one of the most feared and controversial animals, onto which humankind has projected all its undesirable traits.
Welcome to the Wild Side!
Wolf Safari is a participatory performance based on a collective exercise in which the participants form a pack of wolves that wander around the city space at night. The transformation from human to wolf is based on a simple set of behavioural patterns borrowed from wolves and adapted for humans. In the performance the participants howl like wolves, search each other, create a pack and go hunting for an animal of prey. After the hunt, the participants participate in a final discussion to share their experiences and findings.
Welcome to the Wild Side at the Fierce Festival on 12-14 Oct, 2022. Please bring comfortable shoes!
Wolf Safari: Access Information
Wolf Safari involves taking on traits of a wolf during the encounter. It is a physical participatory performance, taking place outside at night. It involves walking and at times some running within a defined area (there is no fixed requirement to run at a particular speed however).
Participants should wear shoes and clothes they can move easily in, and be warm in on an October evening.
If you have further questions please email contact (a) wearefierce.org
For further information, please visit the website of Other Spaces:
Performers: Outi Condit, Minja Mertanen, Heli Mäkinen and Helena Ratinen.
Theatre Info Finland TINFO (LUO Project funded by Ministry of Education and Culture) and The Finnish Institute supported the visit of Wolf Safari at the Fierce Festival.
Wolf Safari (premiered in 2014 at NordWind Festival, Hamburg, Germany) is one of the most popular performances by Other Spaces. It has been performed in several noted festivals in Finland, Italy, Russia, Denmark and UK.