KOLMAS TILA – Tredje Rummet – Third Space
Third Space is a multiarts group whose central focus is the internal dialogue between, and an investigation of, the relationship between art and science. We highlight issues that are socially and philosophically relevant. Third Space realise both theatre performances and installations, exhibitions, as well as representational art.
Third Space does not aim at solid structures. We want mobility. We comprise our group in accordance with the demands of each respective production.
Third Space is a means of communication with the unknown. In philosophical discourse, the concept of a third space is connected to Western thinking and its foundational premises. The third space emphasises reciprocity – things that have been experienced as opposites affect each other.
The third space may be linked to identity, which is perceived as a continuous process. Human beings are perceived both through their ancestry and in relation to that place at which they have arrived, to which they are on their way. This is also true of professional identities.
The third space may also be a physical space – a situation and an occasion which opens up for instance between the spectator and the performance. What is essential about this encounter is that each party affects the other. It is this we wish to study.
Our point of departure is that the theatre forms a community and implies an active interaction with the audience. We are looking for a more engaged process with the spectator. We wish to stir the spectator to a new kind of relationship with the work.
WE SAY YES
To the dialogue between art and science.
To research work and a dialogue which can highlight issues that are artistically, philosophically, and socially meaningful. To subjects on the basis of which new works for the stage can be written and created. The internal dialogue between art and science is formed by the encounters which are a constituent element of such events as these, which are open to the public.
To a theatre based on community.
We aim at an active interaction with the potential audience. We study the spectator’s relation to the performance. We consider it not to be automatic; we wish for a more engaged process with the spectator. How are space and the work constructed in relation to the spectator? We wish to inspire the spectator into a new kind of relationship with the work.
We do not strive for solid structures. We may rehearse – and perform – in Turku – or in Tallinn, Stockholm or Helsinki. We look for partners to facilitate this.
To the imagination and to liberty.
Art may be the source of knowledge.
To the internal dialogue between various kinds of art.
Which create the language of the theatre and performance by means of various kinds of art.
To every member’s own form of art.
To each and everyone’s getting a forum for her or his form of art.
To the autonomous and sovereign actor.