Audience Body Credits



Working group

Script, direction: Tuomas Laitinen

Lighting designer: Nanni Vapaavuori

Sound designer: Carolina Jinde

Set designer: Alexander Furunes Eriksson

Graphic designer, documentation: Visa Knuuttila


Producer: Saana Reijonen

Printing and cutting the paper rolls: Ilari Laitinen and Venla Matsi


Voices of the audience members heard in the performance


1. Excerpts from interviews of audience members of A Reading of Audience, the first artistic part of the doctorate

Alexander Eriksson Furunes & Carolina Jinde 18.12.2020
Outi Condit 21.12.2020
Olga Spyropoulou 21.12.2020
Pekka Kantonen 1.2.2021
Minna Heikinaho 1.2.2021
Simo Kellokumpu 3.2.2021
Lynda Gaudreau 3.2.2021
Julius Elo 4.2.2021
Lea Kantonen 4.2.2021
Veli Lehtovaara 9.2.2021
Shawn Chua 10.2.2021
Juli Reinartz 11.2.2021
Liisa Jaakonaho 11.2.2021
Satu Herrala 12.2.2021


2. A recorded conversation after a work-in-progress version of Audience Body on the 24.5.2022 at the Valssaamo space of the Cable Factory. Participants of the conversation: Kaino Wennerstrand, Hanna Helavuori, Maria Oiva, Saara Moisio, Nanni Vapaavuori, Tuomas Laitinen.



Cards written in homage to the following thinkers

Richard Sennett, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Outi Condit, Jacques Rancière, Julius Elo, Lynda Gaudreau, Michel Foucault, Ana Pais, Karolina Kucia, Laura Mulvey, John Berger, Stuart Hall, Shawn Chua, Satu Herrala, Wolfgang Iser, Adam Alston, Vincent Roumagnac, Jenni-Elina von Bagh, Kaino Wennerstrand, Olga Spyropoulou



Based on the second act of Plato's Republic, a mystery play by Reality Research Center, created by Maria Oiva, Jani-Petteri Olkkonen and Tuomas Laitinen in 2017.


Other materials


1. The soil

Pie Kär: Social Soil
Created in dialogue with Kerstin Schroth in the frame of Moving in November


2. The carpet

Recycled from Janina Rajakangas & Neil Callaghan: Over Your Fucking Body. Premiere in Moving in November 2019. Set design by Jenni Pystynen. The carpet was used also in Pystynen & Rajakangas: Mutu (Dance House 2022).


3. The acrylic cubes

From Time to Audience by Tuomas Laitinen, exhibited between December 2, 2021 – January 30, 2022 at Ebb and flow exhibition, Kuva/Tila Gallery, Uniarts Helsinki’ s Fine Arts Academy.




The work is part of Tuomas Laitinen’s artistic doctorate at the Performing Arts Research Center Tutke, Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. Supervisors of the doctorate are Esa Kirkkopelto and Gareth White.


Production: Reality Research Center
Production in collaboration with: Moving in November
With the support of: Zodiak – Center for New Dance


Supported by:

Jenny ja Antti Wihuri Foundation

Kone Foundation's Saari Residence

Performing Arts Research Center Tutke, Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy

TTOR – Steering group of artistic research, Uniarts Helsinki

Arts Promotion Center Finland

Helsinki City