Water divider (Vedenjakaja)Fern Orchestra
Tickets 10-69 €
Genre Modern theatre
Duration 1 h
Event location Sopukka
Water Divider is a new organism work by the art and science collective Fern Orchestra and a follow-up to the popular performance Mareld, seen at Turku City Theatre from 2020-2021. It is a glimpse into planetary wellbeing and making different worlds visible.
We do not see the world as it is, but as we are.
What kind of world do we live in? Our realities are different:
what is reality for one is a fairy tale for another, or as incomprehensible as a distant galaxy. The fragility of our perceptions of different worlds creates a heavy emptiness, tinged with the flute of quiet melancholy.
I want to understand the waters and their interaction.
I want to understand and empathize with different worlds.
I want to leap from ignorance to understanding.
Photosynthetic algae and bacteria in the oceans produce half of the Earth’s oxygen and are the basis of the marine food chain. The interactions between organisms that are invisible to the eye determine the functioning of the marine ecosystem. The show peers from the surface of the algae cell to the gravity-defying heights and challenges the viewer on a journey into a collision of worldviews. It’s a story of soaring stillness, floating algae and interspecific love. The work combines elements of contemporary dance and circus, light and sound art and imagined realities.
The ticket sales from the show will be donated to the protection of the Baltic Sea. Therefore, there are four ticket categories to choose from: spectator, aware, influencer and actor. The ticket price includes a Turku public transport ticket valid three hours before and two hours after the performance.
Fern Orchestra is an internationally award-winning art and science collective working with plants and microorganisms. Their work explores the relationship between light, people and the environment through performance art, contemporary dance, publications and light and sound art