Nopeussokeus / Speed Blindness

Nopeussokeus is new magic. It is a groundbreaking solo performance depicting the long seconds when a body and a machine collide. Nopeussokeus seeks interfaces between cinema and stage magic by creating on a theater stage scenes, that we are accustomed to seeing only in still pictures or in a film in slow motion. Kalle Nio’s solo creates a hypnotic tension with its mixture of magic and visual arts. Music composed for the performance by Samuli Kosminen.

Design, direction, performance: Kalle Nio
Music and sound design: Samuli Kosminen
Lighting design: Meri Ekola
Text: Harry Salmenniemi
Choreographic adviser: Jyrki Karttunen
Costume: Mila Moisio, Kaisa Rissanen
Properties: Kalle Nio, Juha Pakarinen, Timo Weman
Programming and projection design: Kalle Nio
High speed filming: Teemu Liakka
Lightning: Meri Ekola / Ainu Palmu

Production: WHS, Kiasma Theatre, Karttunen Kollektiv
Supported by the Arts Council of Finland, the Finnish Cultural Foundation

Duration: 35 minutes
Premiere: 2010