Muistikuvia – Recollections (2019)

Recollections is Valtteri Raekallio‘s latest performance, created in collaboration with dancer Annamari Keskinen and award-winning violinist and composer Meriheini Luoto. The intergenerational piece poses the question of where are the boundaries between memories, fiction and narration.

 

Recollections is an autofictional hybrid performance in which childhood, an imaginary shared history, unrealized futures and confronting one’s own mortality form a framework for an interchange between three artists.

 

The performance bends the boundaries of truth, creating a fragmentary world of the unconscious; it shows how our memories are deceitful and subject to interpretation, yet we still construct our identities through storylines that are based on them.
 

“You can’t empty that well; that well is connected to

the deep waters in which we as children played, and there

in the endless depths of the ocean, were born our dreams of flying”

 

– Claes Andersson, trans. Thomas Freundlich

Premiere: 07.05.2019, Zodiak Stage, Helsinki, Finland

Artistic concept and realization: Valtteri Raekallio

Performers: Annamari Keskinen, Valtteri Raekallio (dance),

Meriheini Luoto (violin, nyckelharpa, live electronics and vocals)

Music: Meriheini Luoto

Set design: Aino Koski

Lighting design: Jukka Huitila

Cinefilms and projections: Thomas Freundlich

Production assistant: Riikka Laurilehto

Production: Raekallio Corp., Zodiak – Uuden tanssin keskus

Duration: 50 min

Muistikuvia / Raekallio Corp. / Photo: Lauri Lundahl
Muistikuvia / Raekallio Corp. / Photo: Lauri Lundahl
Muistikuvia / Raekallio Corp. / Photo: Lauri Lundahl
Muistikuvia / Raekallio Corp. / Photo: Lauri Lundahl
Muistikuvia / Raekallio Corp. / Photo: Lauri Lundahl
Muistikuvia / Raekallio Corp. / Photo: Lauri Lundahl
Muistikuvia / Raekallio Corp. / Photo: Lauri Lundahl
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