Wed / 27.01 / 19:30
Thu / 28.01 / 19:30
Fri / 29.01 / 19:30
Sat / 30.01 / 19:30

Duration: 120`
Ticket: Pilet: eelmüügis Piletilevis 7/10 EUR, kohapeal 9/12 EUR -> Buy


2341 AD

2341 AD is an audio-visual performance installation that imagines the year 2341. The humankind has vanished. What is there? What is the world like after humanity, without us, people? What would the planet be like if only echoes remain of a prior civilisation? Would it feel lonely? Would it feel relieved? Would it be a post-apocalyptic and abandoned chaos? Or could it be a peaceful paradise where traces and echoes can tell a story? What would it take for our traces to vanish? And if we could answer such questions, would we be more in awe of the changes we have wrought, or of nature’s resilience?

Using sound and visuals, vocal and performance artist Juha Valkeapää from Helsinki, sound artist Renzo van Steenbergen, video artist Emer Värk, visual artist Arno Scheper from The Hague and dramaturge Mart Kangro create a evolving space that is not empty, but abandoned, deserted, left behind. It is not dead, it keeps changing, only the humans are not there anymore.


Renzo van Steenbergen (1977), nomad from gypsy descent, born in The Netherlands, with degrees in Sound and Image and ArtScience, is a freelance artist with a strong background in multimedia and digital sound art. Renzo has been working in Internationally as an autonomous all-round artist in the fields of installation art, music and composition, film, live-cinema and contemporary dance and theatre since 2001.

Next to being one of the initiators of the artist-collective Feedbacksociety since 2001, he has been the programmer and initiator of Seveninchrecordings and Seveninchprojects, was part of several electronic music formations such as Noizbleed and Johnny Locash and has collaborated with numerous internationally acknowledged and unrecognized artists and institutions. After a working period in Estonia in 2008 he immigrated to Tallinn at the age of 31.?Since then, he has composed music and made sound designs for various theatre productions and directors in and out of Estonia such as Sasha Pepelyaev, Dogtroep, Von Krahl theatre, Mart Koldits and Kristjan Sarv as well as making and producing music just for the sake of making music in his home, studio and in the train.

His work is concerned with issues of energy, density, complexity, movement, simultaneity and violent beauty, and he often works extensively with space as a primary compositional parameter. He thinks that sound does not exist in time but rather creates it, and considers that music is not the art of sound but rather the art of the transcendence of sound.


Juha Valkeapää


Emer Värk

The choreographer Mart Kangro lives and works in Tallinn. After dancing for several years at the Estonian National Opera, he dedicated himself solely to his own artistic work, in which he often performs himself. Since that time he is closely associated with Kanuti Gildi SAAL. Mart Kangro has collaborated continously with Thomas Lehmen, Christina Ciupke, also with the composer and soundartist Taavi Kerikmäe and ensemble U:, with whom he has been investigating the role of the performer in contemporary live music. Recently he has created two performances for the Theatre NO99 in Tallinn.


Arno Scheper

Authors and performers: Juha Valkeapää, Renzo van Steenbergen, Emer Värk

Dramaturge: Mart Kangro
Installation: Arno Scheper
Technical solutions : Revo Koplus

Photos: Emer Värk

Graphic design: Jaan Evart

Co-producers: Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Mad House Helsinki, Juha Valkeapää, Renzo van Steenbergen, Emer Värk
Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Finnish Institute in Tallinn, Stroom Den Haag, BFM / Tallinna University, Cafe TOPS, ACD

Co-partner: BT STYLE, 3selli

Premiere: 27.01.2016 Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Next performances: 19+20+25+26+27.02 2016 Mad House, Helsingi
During the performance there is some text in English.


NB! Limited number of seats, please get your tickets in good time beforehand!
The performance on 29.01 will be followed by artist talk led by Mart Kangro (In English).

NB! Strobo lights and smoke machine are used in the performance.



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