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Mönttilaiva
Immersive Wonderland For Kids
Step inside an invisible submarine to dive into the wondrous deep seas! Hold your breath for a second, and all of a sudden the everyday world around transforms into an underwater wonderland. The white, minimalistic sculptures on the sea bed humm softly, and the glittering jellyfish might jump across the room when you touch them. Sometimes you can spot two artists of the ocean playing and they might show their funniest tricks.
For kids and the young at heart! An immersive art installation, that can be built into any kind of space.
In Mönttilaiva, kids can dive into the magical, bubbly underwater wonderland, where they can experience contemporary art. They can touch, participate, look and imagine. The immersive installation consists of interactive jellyfish sculptures, softly humming Möntti-sculptures (those white lumps!). The Mönttilaiva is inhabited by two artists, a musician and a performance artist, who interact with the audience and sometimes show their funniest otherworldly tricks.
Mönttilaiva offers a fun platform for kids to develop their own thoughts, meanings, and games. In its light minimalism, the installation leaves space for the audience’s own imagination – as opposed to a pre-narrated story. It provides a gentle counterbalance to our hectic everyday life and constant flow of visual stimuli that we are subjected to.
Performers: Confirmed per event
Video and sculpture: Sofi Häkkinen
Technical info
Duration Immersive installation with no duration; average time spent inside is 15 minutes
Sound P.A. system is required. The P.A. should be a high quality one with sufficient power to supply a clean, undistorted sound.
Audience For children and all ages. As many as your space fits. Interaction not required, but very much possible if desired.
Location Any indoor location (corridor, classroom, storage, black box etc.), electricity, possibility to hang very light jellyfish sculptures from the ceiling
Space 10m2-100m2
Floor Any kind
Preparation 3 hr to build up, 1 hr to take down
Other Space for warming up