Night walk was a version of One hundred million percent made during COVID- restrictions
Concept: Sofi Häkkinen, Miradonna Sirkka, Aleksi Kinnunen
Production: Inna Huttunen / Recover Laboratory
Costume design: Hanna Herva
Light design: Alina Pajula
Co-production: Cirko – New Center for circus
Helsingin Sanomat review (only in Finnish)
One Hundred Million Percent: night walk takes the audience straight into Finland’s beautiful summer, the nightless night, in the concrete jungle of Suvilahti, Helsinki. This experiential art walk leads the experiencer into a surrealistic limbo which is a hopeful prelude for things to come. Anything can happen on a limpid summer night. A hundred million percent will be given and taken!
This absurd piece created by a visual artist, a drummer, and a circus artist is a kind of reflection, a U-turn, a fascinating performance about giving attention in the summer night that has been turned into a stage. One Hundred Million Percent: night walk is a pandemic safe first part of a series that culminates in a stage piece called One Hundred Million Percent, which premieres in the summer of 2022.
One Hundred Million Percent: night walk was conceived amidst the pandemic when the original piece One Hundred Million Percent could not be performed. The crew, which specializes in site-based artworks, didn’t want to live stream this performance as it was meant to be performed on stage – not on screens. This art walk became a fascinating contrast to the original idea. It’s a hypnotic performance about giving attention on a summer night. In this performance the spectator becomes the participant, the environment becomes the stage, and the attention of the spectator focuses on the surrounding world instead of the performer.
This midsummer’s walk is Helsinki-based multi-art company Recover Laboratory’s exhaustive answer to the prolonged and aggravating COVID-19 pandemic.
The performance is in Finnish
Photo: Sofi Häkkinen