Wear and Tear collects an archive from items and objects that are important to people and have seen their best days, but are still kept. The use of those objects and their wearing and tearing material leave traces that have weight in our memories. What kind of mental heritage is loaded into our things, and what kind of intimate individual gestures and actions echo in them even when we are already gone?
Bring an important object or physical thing of your own to the workshops, which is approached from different perspectives, reflecting on the memories, sensations and traces it evokes. The object is drawn, recorded, physically worked with and photographed.
The material created in the workshops will form an archive of personal memories, the traces left by them, and wear and tear, which will continue its life in the next two parts of the project at Hangö Teaterträff and ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival. You don’t have to give up your item, you get to keep it after the workshop.
Wear and Tear is a part of Kulkue, a joint project between three Finnish art festivals. ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival (Kuopio), Hangö Teaterträff (Hanko), and Baltic Circle (Helsinki) create an exceptionally large-scale series of Finnish co-productions along with related tours. The project’s central goal is to promote the accessibility of the festivals and to prolong the life cycle of the performances. The project is financed by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.