Lacuna

2021

there opens up a space where there is warmth, 
purple soft flesh-walls, fleshy surfaces, 
veins, wounds, a ghost

Lacuna is a performance that composes ghostly experiences into a verbal and musical incantation. The piece grows in time by playing with various images emerging from the past, that are being conjured on the stage through movement, speaking and screaming.

Lacuna is an autofictional horror story about a void inside the body that preserves memories, abjects, trauma, and the possibility of rebirth. The performance is a portal to the insides of the body: carnal visions, through the skin, entering the orifices and falling into an abyss. 

Performance: Teo Ala-Ruona
Text: Teo Ala-Ruona and Tuukka Haapakorpi
Sound design and composition: Tuukka Haapakorpi
Dramaturgy: Ami Karvonen
Light design: Sofia Palillo
Production: Ehkä-production, Mad House Helsinki and Teo Ala-Ruona
Supported by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Premiere: 3.12.2021 XS festival / Contemporary art space Kutomo, Turku
Language: English
Duration: approx. 60 min