FIGURE-GROUND

Figure-Ground

We cannot look at both the trees and the forest at the same time. If we look at one thing, the other disappears or changes. Every unity consists of parts.

Figure-Ground is a concept including a performance-installation-workshop. The performance is looking into the fragility of human being trough men made by 500 hundred little pieces of wood build as an unstable tower. In the puzzle of these men and in the relation between them and the performer there is the complexity of our inner feelings. All the pieces are needed, because by moving one of the carrying pieces, all can fall.

The performance will take place first and after the performance I will leave an installation with the human figures on place. During the installation there will be workshops in building the men. The workshop concentrates to silent communication with each other and giving place to reflection of human contact.

Photos of workshop, Jouni Ihalainen / Silence Festival 2018