The Boundaries of Death Challenged

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- Per Huttner, Jean Claude Saintilus and Jean-Louis Huhta perform at Lenin in Murmansk, Ä’vv Skolt Sami Museum in Neiden, Terminal B in Kirkenes, Fristaden in Stockholm and at Putte’s Bar & Pizza in Helsinki.


Vision Forum is proud to invite you to a touring performance in the Nordic countries by visual artists and musicians from Haiti and Sweden. The performance offers a unique blend between conceptual art, contemporary music, Vodou practices and brings them into dialogue with the cultures of the arctic. The performers improvise using video projections, texts by poet Dylan Thomas and create music using modular synthesizers, percussion and voice. They merge experimental music, traditional music and electronic dance music into a performative unity. The performance will be developed during a residency at Pikene på Broen in Kirkenes.

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In The Boundaries of Death Challenged the artists will focus on how views on human mortality inform and shape our every day existence. The project brings together two distinct and opposing cosmologies: on the one hand, the secular, scientific Western tradition that sees death as the end and the Haitian outlook where the boundaries between the living and the dead remain porous. The dead “stay” among the living and voodoo artists like Jean-Claude Saintilus. He sees and interacts with them on a daily basis. In the performance the artists use field recordings from the arctic region and bring them into dialogue with their own artistic and spiritual practices.

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