Produced by: Jenni Autio, Tea Latvala, Sampo Lehtinen, Oskari Pastila
Written & directed by: Sampo Lehtinen, Oskari Pastila
Exile is an experimental stage performance; a fusion of computer animations, documentary, fictional narrative, music and fashion design.
Exile tells the story of Kathryn, a woman who hears voices and who has built part of her personality based on them. Contrary to general prejudices she finds these voices helpful, even vital to her existence. How does she cope in the modern society where every alteration from the norm seems intolerable and problematised through social and commercial mechanisms.
The idea of Exile was based on a general view that there is no flawless analogy in our individual perceptions. Contextual structure of the work was build around a documentary recorded in London in March 2006 in association with The Hearing Voices Network.
On the soundtrack the fictional narrative intertwines with the documentary (audio) about an actual voice hearer who files an account about her life with voices. The stage act offers visual support to the narrative. Spectators witness the gradual effects a medical attempt to eradicate Kathryns internal voices have on her. While she gradually loses her control over the voices she also surrenders her physical composure and grip on reality.
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