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What would happen, if city facilities were planned for loitering? What does loitering mean, and what is its purpose? UNDERTONE – A Proposal For Legal Loitering suggests answers to such questions. This year’s traditional closing club of Baltic Circle is taken over by the UNDERTONE. It is an invitation to loiter on a Saturday night in November at Tiivistämö in Suvilahti and a comment on the politics of surveillance culture.

Niko Hallikainen’s Black Mercedes: An intriguing journey through the collective unconscious

While flicking through this year’s festival programme, the piece that first caught my eye was Black Mercedes by performance poet […]

Time, remembrance and nuclear waste

Ghost in the Atom is an exciting piece hosted by Baltic Circle 2020 that focuses on remembering and the passage […]

Looking close, but in the longer time frame

Life as we know it is a collaboration between two mid-career artists: Maija Hirvanen and Juha Valkeapää. It playfully and imaginatively ponders what the future has to offer, what kind of possible directions could life take? Nelly Hakkarainen, a communication intern of Baltic Circle, sat down with the artists to have a conversation about the backgrounds of Life as we know it, about change and making of art in times of uncertainty.

Rabih Mroué: Life, Death and the Digestive System

Baltic Circle Festival 2019 ends with a performance called Borborygmus by Lina Majdalanie, Rabih Mroué and Mazen Kerbaj. Borborygmus premiered in Minneapolis at Walker Art Center in January 2019.

The Almost Familiar

Baltic Circle's communication assistant Jannika Lalu took the tube to Kulosaari and met with people behind the piece Thresholds. A research project that gained some attention in the media a few years back, examining the uncanny experiences of people in everyday settings, takes a new form in a performance by a pan-Nordic group of artists. The piece, which is located in a soon-to-be-torn-down mall, calls for gentleness and openness in front of the strange.

Intimate delight and sensitivity

A few weeks ago, Baltic Circle's communications assistant Essi Brunberg had a chance to sit down with Julius Elo and Xana, the creators of Sleeping Beauty, to discuss their experiences, thoughts and feelings regarding not only their work on the performance, but the themes surrounding it as well.