We give and we take. In Nurture, the performer Samuli Laine dissolves any associations and expectations we may have regarding care and the act of breastfeeding in this intimate encounter between him and his guest. Laine understands breastfeeding as a radical driving force of change and invites us to take a closer look at the interaction between living beings. With great care, he approaches the connections between humans and nature, opening our eyes to the countless networks of human communities and biological processes that sustain our bodies and enable us to live together on Earth.
Laine then invites his guest to be breastfed, thus creating a space in which social norms can be transformed.Nurture addresses the fragility of life and the necessity of recognizing and accepting our own vulnerability.
Please note: The performance will take place in the form of a one-on-one meeting with Samuli Laine.
Samuli Laine is a scenographer and performer. He has been working as a light, room, and video designer in contemporary dance and theater productions since 2010. He is part of the Finnish art collective W A U H A U S and the Reality Research Center in Helsinki. His works have been shown in Helsinki and at various international festivals.
Concept, Performance Samuli Laine Rug Laura Jantunen Soundscape Jussi Matikaine Mentoring Jarkko Partanen, Jussi Matikainen Photos Filippo Zambon Production Reality Research Center, Samuli Laine Supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Regional fund.