BIASED is an interactive performance inviting us to explore the mind tricks and unconscious factors that guide our actions. The performance tackles cognitive biases and the mechanisms related to them. The audience pick a side and are simultaneously afforded an opportunity to observe how the mind works as it is gently guided along.
BIASED was created as a part of Centriphery project operating under Creative Europe programme.
The working group includes one of Finland’s most interesting performing arts practitioners, dramaturg / director and Teatteri Takomo’s artistic director Ami Karvonen. Karvonen was awarded the State Prize for the Performing Arts in 2018 for her artistic work characterised by innovative collaboration with multidisciplinary and collective groups, and for seeking new forms of expression.
Bringing their unique vision to the table are Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta–Kalleinen, an internationally active duo of artists who have won AVEK Award and Ars Fennica Award, among others. They typically approach phenomena by closely examining individual, subjective experience. Their most celebrated work, Valituskuoro, has been performed worldwide since 2005.
Joining the working group from project partner nations are Croatian actor and puppeteer Matija Kezele and French musician and poet Fred Nevché. The group was joined by actors Niina Sillanpää and Yasmin Ahsanullah in the spring of 2022.
Performance about thinking
BIASED tackles cognitive biases influencing our everyday choices. Through art, this scientific phenomenon is unpacked in a way that eludes the academic arena. The performance brings together a multidisciplinary group of artists. Their experience and unprejudiced notions about what performance can be, work synergistically to create uniquely uncomplicated relationship with the audience. This interactive performance allows for observation of one’s own thoughts as they are gently guided along.
BIASED is performed in English, with no Finnish subtitles.
Premiere on May 12 at 7pm in Revontulihalli, Revontulentie 8. Performances until May 19.
Photo: Darina Rodionova