Amidst the Blue a Wind Awaits


Amidst the Blue a Wind Awaits

In the harshness, Sea meeting cliffs of steep,
reefs of rock soft as Air on their gray skin /
breathing into empty spaces in every crack and in-between /
from amidst a light of the deep underneath, is reaching for the bridge of a cold blue breeze /
Still, holding tight, the waves too far above to feel /
tears of the Sea, flowing on like moments past and known /
Time is the Wind in await, before a breath of light it awakes /
as all the colors ever met,
like rememberances from where the Sun never set.

Amidst the Blue a Wind Awaits – performance is a delicate combination of music, dance, video art and creative writing. It is a collaborative journey into exploration of connection and absence. A dive into the depth and shades of Blue. It’s a moment in time which is right here and now but already gone. It is a moment of beauty and a glimpse into another world.

Elmeri Pörsti and Saara Vaheristo are a philosophy studying artist couple who combine audiovisual art, dance and writing. They work under the name Katveenkuuntelijat. Together they create art which combines magical music, picturesque video art and otherworldly dance and words to create an all-encompassing performance for the audience to experience.

Elmeri (artist name Manuel Meri) takes in encountered sounds of reality and fuses them into music he makes. Music that is a celebration of the moments of stillness in life. In his video art Elmeri frames his music with picturesque, abstract images to create a vivid audiovisual space.

Saara (performing as Amanda Sarastus) is channeling stories from other worlds into this one with dance and words. She combines modern dance and improvisation with an intuitive connection to butoh, creating a movement language that is poetical, sensing and in search of a connected presence in the present.

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© Elmeri Pörsti
© Elmeri Pörsti