Helsinki Biennial
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A Great Mess

4.9.2021 18:30


A Great Mess, a site-specific performance by W A U H A U S, invites its viewers to a hilltop called Vuosaarenhuippu, a former landfill that has been converted into a recreation area. The performance takes place during sunset and journeys among sun-scorched thymes, discarded matter, porous skin, surrendering, earthmoving machines, and the landscapes of human imagination. A Great Mess offers new perspectives on the vast web of interdependencies in which we exist together with other organisms and materials.

Additional instructions:

A few practicalities to remember before participating in the performance.

Free-of-charge bus transport to the location and back is provided, so please arrive on time. The bus leaves at 6.30 pm, return at about 9.30 pm.

Bus service: The bus departs from the turnround by the Mosaiikkitori bridge (see the map), next to the Vuosaari metro station, and returns to the same place.


The nearest toilets can be found in the Columbus shopping center next to Vuosaari metro station.

Due to the difficult landscape, the performance site is unfortunately not accessible. The performance is held outdoors in the evening, so please prepare yourself with warm clothing that suits the current weather conditions.

During the performance we sometimes move on high hay, so we recommend wearing clothes that cover your whole body. It is also recommended that you bring your own water bottle. We will provide you with shoes appropriate for the terrain to be used during the performance. 

The maximum capacity of participants is 45, and we hope to see all registered participants in the performance. Using a face mask is recommended during the performance. If you have any symptoms of flu, i.e. a runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache or fever, please stay home.  

If you cannot make it to the performance due to sickness or other reasons, please inform us immediately at:

The performance is held in English.

Kind regards,
WAUHAUS collective

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4.9.2021 18:30


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