Future Self Photo Ravi Deepres
Show photographer Ravi Deepres

Company Wayne McGregor and Random International: Future Self

  • Future Self is a 60-minute installation. You can arrive at the venue between 15:30 and 20:30 only.

Free entrance with any Helsinki Festival 2022 ticket.

Free entrance for all on Night of the Arts 18.8.2022.

Future Self is a performative light installation that studies human movement and investigates identity, the relationship we have with our own image and with others. The installation created by Random International is a three-dimensional living sculpture that presents viewers with their full-length body image, three dimensionally distributed as tiny points of light. Capturing, replicating and mapping movements in light, the sculpture reacts to those who surround it with a slight delay in the depiction, offering an encounter with the self-image that is both immediate and ethereal.

Choreographed by Wayne McGregor, two dancers intensely explore the installation, communicating with one another and their own reflections through light as well as the body. Selected members of the audience are also bound together in the moment, as an illuminated presence – another version of themselves. Throughout the performance, music, artwork and the human form are unified into one immediate and emotional experience. A score by composer Max Richter accompanies the work.

More information:
Future Self is a 60-minute installation. You can arrive at the venue between 15:30 and 20:30 only. Company Wayne McGregor’s dancers will take part in each performance for around 10 minutes at 15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:30 and 19:30. For the rest of the time, the work can be experienced independently and among other participants.

Free admission to the work with any Helsinki Festival 2022 ticket.

Free admission to everyone on the Night of the Arts 18 August 2022.

The event is organised by Helsinki Festival.


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Wayne McGregor


Max Richter


Random International

Costume designs

Moritz Junge

Costumes originally designed for the production Far

Commissioned and supported by Made, Berlin and Random International

Future Self was first performed by Company Wayne McGregor at Made Gallery, Berlin, on 27 April 2012

In co-operation with

Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, Dance House Helsinki

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