Performance/Theatre Conversations with Objects

Sivuaskel 2018_Conversations with objects Photo: Uwa Iduozee, Side Step | Sivuaskel -festivaali 2018, Conversations with Objects in cooperation with Kulttuurien museo and Goethe Institut Finnland

THU 14.11.2019, 17:00


Tunturikatu 16

at Baltic Circle - International Theatre Festival

Conversations with Objects invites its audience to participate in a discussion with selected objects. Departing from the premise that objects are social agents as much as humans are, the chosen objects are the event’s protagonists that provoke discussion around something new, indeterminate and unknown.

Confronting the objects creates an opportunity for questioning current discursive practices and re-examining the relationships we establish with things. The emerging discussion reflects the value systems and the beliefs affecting both the discussing group and its surrounding cultures.

All participants are equally free to share interpretations, insights, knowledge and beliefs on the objects. The event is facilitated by Eeva-Kristiina Harlin, archeologist and researcher.

Discussion initiators for the evening:

  • Bassam El Baroni, Curator and Researcher, Assistant Professor Aalto University
  • Antti Lahelma, University lecturer in archaeology, University of Helsinki
  • Sigga-Marja Magga, Duodji-Researcher 
  • Kate McIntosh, artist
  • Pazilaiti Simayijiang, campaigner
In Cooperation with the National Museum of Finland, Pilvi Vainonen.

Duration: 75 min.

Conversations with Objects is a discussion concept created by art historian Claudia Mattos and the Goethe-Institut São Paulo.