Dreams for Sale
"Even standing still is moving backwards, away from change. So forwards or backwards? We must make a choice. There is no escape. We are in a tunnel. But what is this light at the end of it?"
Piece by piece, millimeter by millimeter, as slow as the movement of tectonic plates, that is how the world changes. Our choices have brought us to this point. “You have to change your life”, said philosopher Peter Sloterdijk a decade ago. How small a change is too little, and how much is excessive?
What if we all lived like Pentti Linkola? Fishing and roaming the forests – just like we are shown in an idyllic Business Finland advertisement? Linkola named his book “A DREAM of a better world”. Knowing what we do now, IKEA or Burger King should not sound like such an alluring choice. How far can we go? How far dare we go? Even staying still takes us backward. To move forward or back? We have to make that choice. There is no escape.
Dreams for sale is a total artwork full of visual and physical expression. Beneath the National Museum, into an underground cave, the performance creates a soiree for the audience, THE MARKET OF DREAMS.We are in a tunnel, but what is the light we see at the end of it? Dreams for sale is a performance about dreams, hope and new beginnings.
Laur Kaunissaare (Estonia)
Set, light and Video design
Set and Costume design
Simona Bieksaite (Lithuania/Norway)
Jekaterina Abramova (Estonia)
Rea Lest (Estonia), Ragnar Uustaal (Estonia)
Assistant lighting designer
Lyydia Johansson (Teak)
Studio Total - Anna Lipponen, Katariina Uusitupa, Jaakko Lenni-Taattola Kansallismuseo – Viktor Sohlström