Helsinki Biennial
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Lost Islands

12.6.2021 17:00


Performative expedition

The tour starts at 17, arrive 45 minutes before.

The performative tour follows the imaginary route of an underwater cable over Vallisaari. The tour guide takes the audience via this route amid the wilderness of the island through ruins, attics, cellars and bunkers. The cable route as a metaphor acts as an ephemeral and tangible infrastructure with nodes, diversions and leakages in the form of immersive performances, artifacts and installations. Performances become encounters with the diversions and leakages. Artifacts and installations become physical manifestations of the various nodes. The audience participate in this tracing of the cable route to experience it as a collective with the performers.

Additional instructions:

Please arrive at Luotsipiha’s info desk at 16:15. The event staff will guide you to the tour’s starting point via attended luggage storage where you can leave large backpacks and bags.

Wear clothes that cover your whole body. Hats are also recommended. The terrain is rough in places, so good walking shoes are necessary. We also recommend bringing a bottle of water.

Large backpacks and bags must be left in the attended storage. Small bags are allowed.

Before the tour, we will provide you with a work vest which you will be wearing during the whole tour.

Please note! The performance moves partly indoors where there's glass wool and cement dust.

If you are a person with limited mobility and would like to attend the tour, please contact The tour has no age limit, but it is recommended for people aged 7 and up. The route includes rough terrain and spaces with stairs and thresholds.

The tour is held in English.

We want to make the event as successful and safe as possible for you and the other participants. In case of an obstacle, please cancel your registration for the event. Also cancel your participation if you develop even mild flu symptoms.

Registration can be canceled no later than 12 hours before the start of the event. A link to cancel can be found in the confirmation email.

If you arrive late, your seat will be forwarded.

In urgent situations, you can contact the Helsinki Biennial's customer service at

Thank you for your cooperation!

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Event time

Starts:   12.6.2021 17:00
Ends:   12.6.2021 18:30

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