Post-MJ Era Institute of Consciousness: Neverland
  • © Samuli Laine
  • © Samuli Laine
  • © Emmi Venna
  • © Emmi Venna
  • © Susanna Kesänen
  • © Emmi Venna
  • © Emmi Venna
  • © Samuli Laine & Emmi Venna

Post-MJ Era Institute of Consciousness: Neverland

Emmi Venna

Emmi Venna

Post-MJ Era Institute Of Consciousness is a research body run by individuals who grew up within the pop culture of the 80’s and 90’s. The mission behind the Institute is to articulate the influences of the spectacle through the mythical terrain created by Michael Jackson.

Neverland brings the spiritual and corporal heritage of late pop icon Michael Jackson to Kiasma Theatre.

Neverland is a gathering for honoring the life work of Michael Jackson and for creative reassessment of its importance.

Neverland leads the seminar participants to the center of the grandiose and analytical – and invites them to the Ferris wheel of self-reflection.

If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.

— Michael Jackson

Dramaturgy and direction by Emmi Venna and Ossi Koskelainen

with Michael-Jan Havia, Ilpo Heikkinen, Anne Hiekkaranta, Samuli Laine, Suvi Matinaro, Jani-Matti Salo, Emilia Kallioinen, Iiris Laakso, Marlon Moilanen, Corinne Mustonen, Pauliina Sjöberg, Pietari Vappula.

Performed in Kiasma Theatre in the frame of URB 15 -festival, from 30th July to 1st of August 2015.

Supported by Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Samuel Huber Foundation

Interview in Radio Helsinki.

Neverland

Neverland