Finding Tom – Tomia etsimässä
We invite you to a journey from darkness to light, to be the main character in a story about homosexual men in Helsinki. Come and find one of “Tom’s men” from yourself: unashamed, proud, sexy and masculine, and experience a slice of Finnish homosexual history through a touching story.
Finding Tom is an immersive, participatory artwork that combines live action role playing, theatre and other art forms. It tells the story of homosexual men who lived in Helsinki from the 40’s to the 70’s and of the influence of Tom of Finland’s art had on them.
The experience lasts five hours (5h) and includes workshops, the play time and a debrief. You must be present for the whole duration.
The attendance fee is 15-30€ depending on the location of the run.
Following the health official’s recommendations using disposable face masks is mandatory during the event. We will provide face masks to all participants.
Although all the characters in the story are homosexual men, we welcome all bodies, genders and sexualities to this journey. This event is body positive and free from discrimination.
The art work contains:
Fighting for freedom, homosexuality, homosexual sex, homoeroticism, homosexual history, homosexual men, homosexual love, cruising, living in the time of war, discrimination, discrimination within the minority, prejudice, persecution, violence, oppression, feelings of shame and being ill, fear, loss, activism, acceptance, pride, liberation, courage, joy, dreams, fantasies and a journey towards equality.
Runs in English
There will be more runs announced later!
Helsinki, Thursday 10.9. 14:30-19:30. Kallio library, Viides Linja 11. 15€.