I’m not entirely here (cybersad)
I'm not entirely here (cybersad) is in love with sad girl aesthetics, classic art memes and grainy zoomed images. It is a perspective into a world that plays with gender stereotypes, sexuality and pink aesthetics as instruments for becoming whole.
I'm not entirely here (cybersad) is a dance performance inspired by the themes of identity, gender, the Internet and sadness. The performance, premiering on the Zodiak Stage in September, deconstructs Internet phenomena, trends and cyber-expression using methods of performing art. What are Internet identities and how they are interpreted? How are they experienced in the world outside the Internet? How are gender and sexuality expressed in social media? How does the cyber-body move?
The performance uses make-up, movement and costumes to introduce a character whose appearance is inspired by the algorithms of the choreographer’s social media feed. Pieced together of virtual world performances and inspired by YouTube tutorials, Kardashian reality stars, drag aesthetics, Instagram and memes, the character takes to the stage in order to explore the meeting between virtual and everyday spaces and identities. How does the character connect with its audience?
I’m not entirely here (cybersad) seeks to embody a grasp of the present moment and the post-social media era through dance and performance. The aesthetics and the movement material of the performance as well as the emotions of the character can be studied in more detail through online choreography materials on social media (Instagram: @notenterilyhere).
Choreography and performance: Tiia Kasurinen
Lighting design: Sofia Linde
Sound design: Olli Lautiola
Costume design: Annukka Havukumpu
Supported by & collaborators: Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Kekäläinen & Company / KEIDAS -residenssi
Production: Zodiak, Tiia Kasurinen
Photos: Saara Taussi
If you are attending with a wheelchair, please contact Zodiak in advance (p. +358 41 3198 722 mon-fri at 13-16 / email@example.com).
Ticket sales at the door opens 1 hour before the performances.
Thu 24.09. at 19 (premiere)
Sat 26.09. at 15*
Sun 27.09. at 15
Tue 29.09. at 19
Wed 30.09. at 19
Fri 02.10. at 19**
Sat 03.10. at 15
Sun 04.10. at 15
*On Saturday, Sep 26, there will be a panel discussion around the themes of the performances.
**Post-performance discussion on Wed, Sep 30.