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.
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! 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.
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Performers: Outi Condit, Minja Mertanen, Heli Mäkinen and Helena Ratinen.
Wolf Safari (premiered on 16.-18.10.2014 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.
If you are participating in the Wolf Safari, we recommend getting acquainted with the Wolf Knowledge, where you can find information about wolves that Other Spaces have collected. After this you can pass the Wolf Knowledge Quiz
About Other Spaces Collective:
The Other Spaces collective is one of the most influential and international Live Art groups in Finland. The group’s artistic work is based on collective bodily exercises and participatory performances that enable an experiential contact with non-human forms and phenomena, in other words “visits into other spaces”. The collective’s goals include facilitating more sustainable and collective ways of thinking and behaving and to increase our understanding of the mutual equality and interdependence between all kinds of living beings.
*THIS EVENT HAS A VERY LIMITED CAPACITY AND THEREFORE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TICKET DISCOUNT SCHEME.*
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Finland has a reputation for producing collectives that plunge the audience into encounters that blur categories of art making and get us to think about things in totally new ways. See also Reality Research Center, and Live Art Society. Shakira endorses this performance!