ELO / Au (2022)
Au (fin. elo) is a sidetrack from Laura Jantunen's four-part series Four Seasons. Each part of the series is made during and under the influence of the season in question. The goal of each individual performance is to look at the spatial, atmospheric, bodily, and mental landscape of the season. Instead of focusing on a whole season, Au is about August, the month of harvest and the end of summer. Au is a condensed experience of August as a performance.
During the process of Au The Idiot Gardener, a fool / clown character, was born. Jantunen will continue to work with The Idiot Gardener in the future.
Au premiered 13.8.2022 during Kasviaika-festival held at Mustarinda.
Pictures by Nina Wilenius