XS-festival. Kutomo. Turku. 2021
Nocturnal Unrest -festival. Frankfurt. Online. 2021
Lacuna is an autofictional horror story that invites the audience into a void inside the performers body. It 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.
The performer speaks about bodily experiences, through which a portal is opened to the insides of the body: carnal visions, through the skin, entering the orifices and falling into an abyss. There, a collection of memories, abjects, trauma, and the possibility of rebirth, is preserved. Together with the audience, the performer moves in and out of his own body as if trying to fill and empty it at the same time, looking for a loving way to exist in it.
Performance: Teo Ala-Ruona
Text: Teo Ala-Ruona and Tuukka Haapakorpi
Sound design and composition: Tuukka Haapakorpi
Dramaturgy: Ami Karvonen
Light and spatial 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
Duration: approx. 60 min