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We are less than a week from opening Nameless, but in sight. The performance installation has expanded from the original idea to mark the 'walls' of our generously allotted spaces in the studio to incorporate a very large installation in the beautiful 'cold storage' room and the austerely sublime small kitchen between the two rooms.
The installation in cold storage is mostly 'there' with a few final details to be added. The kitchen only needs a few items removed to emphasize its stark character. A few more 'walls' need to be created and mounted in the studio.
Our hope is to finish the installation in the next two days so we may fully enjoy the midsummer festival of Juhannus on Saturday. Nights are going to get longer now but it won't do much to change the need to block out the light for sleep; sunset last night was at 11:39 PM and sunrise tomorrow is at 3:22 AM.
We estimate an hour of performance by our collaborators who have devoted their time and efforts to the project in spite of the distractions of real life: Maarit is pregnant and bought a house yesterday, Egon is getting married today. We are thrilled by our collaborators. Maarit and Egon are new to performance but very open to the creative process. Samuli, active in community theatre, is voracious in his appetite for artful exploration. It will be a wonderful show.