Photo: Julian Schröpel
Art Direction: Louis Crevier
“Lohivaimo” is a site-specific solo piece exploring the patriarchal structures of marriage. It draws inspiration from the Icelandic Laxdæla saga and the story of Gudrún Ósvífursdóttir.
“Lohivaimo” starts off with the audiences meeting a cheerful bride, who has gone into hiding a day before her wedding. Unable to face the pressures of matrimony, she has decided to reside in an abandoned fishing hut and has found a pile of dead fish to keep her company. In her hiding place, she has found the thousand years old Laxdaela Saga and starts to identify herself with the saga’s heroine, Gudrún Ósvífursdottir. Gudrún was a strong an independent viking woman, who lost and murdered her four husbands.
The Bride ends up contemplating, whether marriage is ever a preferable option for a woman and what are her chances for independence as somebody’s wife. Should one choose love or freedom, or are both possible?
Premier: At Honkaluoto island, Helsinki from 19th November till 28th November
Production: HIT Helsinki (https://www.hithelsinki.com/lohivaimo)
Concept creator/performer - Anna Korolainen Crevier
Playwrites - Anna Korolainen Crevier & Jonna Nummela
Director - Bergdís Júlía Jóhannsdóttir
Visual design of set and costumes - Snæfríður Sól Gunnarsdóttir
Composer - Annimaria Koivunen
Producer - Pauliina Alanko
Photographer - Julian Schröpel
Graphic design - Louis Crevier
Photos from the performance, photographed by Anna Niskanen: