• Ann Mirjam Vaikla
  • Lærke Grøntved

Authors and Directors: Ann Mirjam Vaikla and Lærke Grøntved
Performers: Lærke Grøntved and Per Magnus Barlaug
Scenographer: Ann Mirjam Vaikla
Costume Designer: Ditte Trudslev Jensen
Sound Designer: Kenn-Eerik Kannike
Videographer: Ingel Vaikla
Light Designer: Revo Koplus
Technical Support: Henry Kasch
Photos: Ingel Vaikla
Co-Producer: Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Arts Letters & Numbers, New York; Teater Momentum, Odense
Duration: 75’
Tickets: on presale at Piletilevi 8/12 EUR, at the door 10/15 EUR
Premiere: 26.09.2017 at Kanuti Gildi SAAL

Performance on September 28 will be followed by artist talk.


We are living in the 21st century where fear has become an ever expanding part of everyday life. Driven from that the performance focuses on uncanny spaces and situations. In the times of Trump’s rhetorics, Putin’s Russia, growing nationalism and populism in Europe, declining democracy and speculations around the climate change, it is inevitable for us to focus on the individual, its´ surrounding reality, its’ struggles and wild dreams.
What happens when one starts to question everything and everybody around her? What if each element we are able to determine changes its’ being in the next moment? What happens when the mixture between the familiar and the unfamiliar gets so utterly prevailing that it’s necessary to transform, defend, lie, run, hide, fight and kill..?
What is war? Why history keeps looping itself?
On a sunny spring day in 2017 one could read from the newspapers about the biggest conventional explosive of humankind – The Mother of All Bombs. In “Uncanny You” the character Mother Bomb becomes the center of the media storm. It makes everybody sweat as if they were under the frying desert sun. All this attention and admiration by the masses brings her together with the Lonely Visitor – together they begin the journey into the uncanny valley.