Anna-Mari Karvonen, Anni Puolakka & working group

Amor fati

A person named Brad Pitt hits rock bottom and winds up in a state of rawness. He begins to mold clay, embracing it, feeling an urge to merge with it, wanting to decompose.

The Latin phrase amor fati is used to describe an unconditional love of one’s fate. Underneath this philosophical concept lies a play that contemplates human’s relation to matter by highlighting our age-old connection with clay. It shows the self-molding, thought-pattern-changing efforts of a souped-up Californian body, an attempt to find one’s true self.

Directed by Anna-Mari Karvonen and Anni Puolakka, Amor Fati is an evolutionary tale filled with warmth, sensuality and subtle humor – a sort of a living and eventually dying statue created out of our concept of loving.

A recording of the performance with English subtitles will become available before the Festival. Translation supported by Theatre Info Finland TINFO Grant

”It takes 200 kilograms of clay to take a man apart and then put him back together.”
– Maria Säkö, Helsingin Sanomat newspaper