"Unheimlich" (uncanny) is the strange, unknown and undefined part inside us that words cannot fully describe.
Our 21st century world emphasises visual experiences and rational logic, yet reality is also perceived more multilayered than ever. Science tries to rationalize the world we live in, yet the hidden and uncanny strangeness inside of us remains.
Die Unheimliche Freundin operates on the borders of mystery and humour. The work is part of the Helsinki Festival programming.
Liisa Pentti's choreography consists of short intertwining scenes with unordinary movement material. The visual
world is built around illusions created with lights and scenography. The work has been inspired by Freud's 1919
essay Das Unheimliche and by American artist Robert Longo's The Freud Drawings from 2000-2002. (Quelle: http://www.helsinki.fi) / jst