Audience Body

There is a duality inhabiting theatres across Europe: the division between the audience and the makers of art. For art to appear, the artist has to enter the stage and do something. This doing attracts attention; thus an audience body is born. But how is this body formed and conditioned?

Audience Body is a performance without performers, like a book misplaced into the space and time of theatre. There is a codex. A scroll. A love letter. Place. Time. Immersion. Destruction. Order. Mess. Practice. Theory.

The work is an examined artistic part of Tuomas Laitinen’s artistic doctorate at the Performing Arts Research Center Tutke, Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy. It has been developed in a long series of public experiments since 2018.

The performance is available both in English and in Finnish.

Working group

  • Script and direction: Tuomas Laitinen (Performing Arts Research Center Tutke)
  • In collaboration with:
  • Lighting designer Nanni Vapaavuori (Performing Arts Research Center Tutke), Graphic designer Visa Knuuttila (visitor), Sound designer Carolina Jinde (visitor), Spatial designer Alexander Furunes Eriksson (visitor)

Production: Reality Research Center
Production in collaboration with: Moving in November


10.11.2022 at 16:00

10.11.2022 at 19:00

12.11.2022 at 14:00

12.11.2022 at 17:00

13.11.2022 at 14:00

13.11.2022 at 17:00


Zodiak Stage

Tallberginkatu 1b

00180 Helsinki

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