CPPM MANIFESTAL. Liisa Saaremäel: TINY HOME PRODUCTION PRESENTS: LARGER-THAN-LIFE
10.06.2021 at 20:00
Tiny is not just small.
It’s down-scaled. baby
Tiny in its screaming reduced form
carries the memory of the size of its comparables.
Tiny spaces: you can store your things there without systematising – bottom drawers, under the bed, shed, the trunk of the car, glovebox, make-up bag, some areas in your wallet, backpack, pockets, school lockers, basements, garages and sometimes your entire home. They are like volcanoes, holding in your warm disorder. Unimportant, of no consequence, not worth bothering about, not worth mentioning
Tiny Home Production presents: Larger-than-life is a site-specific open-air performance, set in the area of Paljassaare Garage Cooperation: a vast grid of unnamed streets, 1300 numbered garage boxes stand next to each other like a city within a city. A garage is positioned somewhere between a functional, creative and secret space, each an intimate spatial portrait of the person who uses it. The seemingly homogenous garage complex is a time-space where every past meets its future, where dreams are either racked up, thrown out or dismantled and turned into tokens of faith, a tiny feeling.
A tiny feeling: when you start loving because they chose you. When the culmination of your life is being devoured on the meadow, after which you find yourself happily coupled. Tiny offers a great life. Not worth bothering about, not worth mentioning
Tiny Home Production presents: Larger-than-life is a performance co-produced by Uue Loomingu Maja and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Director LIISA SAAREMÄEL (EST)
Scenographer EMER VÄRK (EST)
Dramaturg MARIA ARUSOO (EST)
Sound Designer HENDRIK KALJUJÄRV (EST)
Lighting Designer MIKK-MAIT KIVI (EST)
Costume Designer HELINA RISTI (EST)
Performers CHRISTOPHER RAJAVEER (EST), ALEKSANDER EELMAA (EST), ANATOLI TAFITŠUK (EST), LIISA SAAREMÄEL (EST)
Thank you: Paljassaare Garaažiühistu, Kaisa Kopliste, Pamela Sume, Elar Kossesson, Aleksander Veskilt
Liisa Saaremäel (1992) is a performance artist from Tallinn, Estonia. After earning a BA in Acting from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (EAMT), she joined the Estonian Drama Theatre, where she worked 2016–2020 as an ensemble member. She is currently studying for an MA in Contemporary Physical Performance Making (CPPM) in EAMT.
She has always been interested in integrating different art forms into her practice, which focuses on societal co-existence from an individual’s perspective. Tiny Home Production presents (2020) is the collective title for a series of productions that deal with a compressed room both spacially and metaphorically. In these works, Liisa is playing with belonging to the capitalist system of values and her narrative as a female artist. “I am inspired by what limits me”, she says.
Liisa recently participated in Peader Kirk and Simona Gonella’s Where do we go from here? (CPPM, Kanuti Gildi Saal, Elektron.live) and the audio walk project Walking Together Alone in collaboration with Helgard Haug and Imanuel Schipper (Rimini Protokoll). Accolades include The Kristallkingake prize (2017) and a nomination for The Estonian Theatre Union’s Best Actress for her leading role as Juta in Do fish sleep? (2019, VAT Theatre).
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CPPM Manifestal is a celebratory international festival presenting the works of contemporary physical performance making MA students, who have been following the programme at The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre for the past two years. The diverse programme for the first festival holds 14 premieres of timeless and up to date topics: evolution, power, toxic love, exile, failure, time and pandemic related restrictions, to name a few. More info: manifestal.ee