Past Lives Selector
Two cos players were invited to develop personas and costumes channeling Seurasaari Open-Air Museum, a park comprising buildings transplanted from various historical moments and parts of Finland. The video takes the form of a series of vignettes, in which the park is presented to itself through the players. Past Lives Selector is a meditation on staging, projection and authenticity – an artificial representation of national history, assembled through ‘authentic parts’ here performed through a logic of the psychodrama – a stepping into, embodying and becoming of a place, situation or history.
Video, 9 min loop, 2016. Commission for Finish Landscape, Seurassari Park and Checkpoint Helsinki.