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Posthuman days

2018 // Contemporary dance // Zodiak stage, Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Helsinki

What is a post-human human being? What does it mean to let go of anthropocentrism? The world is breaking before our very eyes, but what is this inevitable state of change?Posthuman days by choreographer Jenni-Elina von Bagh and her workgroup is an ambitious and impossible attempt to bring a topical philosophical notion of ‘post-human’ into the stage context.

Choreography: Jenni-Elina von Bagh & performers

Performers: Jenna Broas, Karoliina Kauhanen, Anni Koskinen, Outi Markkula, Pinja Poropudas

Costume design: Ingvill Fossheim

Lighting design: Ina Niemelä

Scenography and video design: Fabian Nyberg

Sound design: Tom Lönnqvist

Dramaturge: Otto Sandqvist

Production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Jenni-Elina von Bagh

Photos: Katri Naukkarinen

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Turkka kuolee (Turkka Dies)

2018 // Theatre // Frenckell, Tampere Theatre Festival, Tampere

Focusing on Finnish theatre legend Jouko Turkka (1942–2016), Turkka Dies is director Ruusu Haarla and actress Julia Lappalainen’s deconstruction of both man and myth. What is the human price for Turkka’s actions? Whose body pays the toll?

Premiere 9th of August 2018 at Frenckell, Tampere Theatre Festival, Tampere

Tour: Korjaamo (Helsinki), Riihimäen Teatteri (Riihimäki), Finnish National Theatre (Helsinki)

Concept and writers: Julia Lappalainen & Ruusu Haarla

Director: Ruusu Haarla

Performers: Julia Lappalainen & Ruusu Haarla

Lighting design: Fabian Nyberg

Photos: Carolin Büttner / Tampere Theatre Festival & Collage: Ruusu Haarla, Julia Lappalainen, Pertti Nisonen, Tuukka Pasanen

In cooperation Tampere Theatre Festival, Finnish National Theatre & Tampere Theatre.

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A Pause is a Moment of Silent Change

2018 // Installation // Sort/Hvid, CPH Stage Festival, Copenhagen

The installation is a result of Fabian Nyberg's artist-in-residency at Hotel Pro Forma in Copenhagen. It combines a moving screen, interaction and live video mapping.

Concept, design and artistic direction: Fabian Nyberg

Assisting designer: Santiago Martínez López de Tejada

Sound designer: Mathias Rosenkilde

Assisting team: Philip Box, Siim Karro, Rebekka Pattison, Barbora Skaburskė, Rachel Sitanala, Mathias Thomsen Schmidt

Photos: Lisbeth Jacobi and Santiago Martínez López de Tejada

 

Documentation:

https://vimeo.com/278948387

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La Clemenza di Tito

2018 // Opera // Helsinki Music Centre

Director: Katariina Lahti – Conductor: Markus Lehtinen – Set and video design: Fabian Nyberg – Costume design: Anna Sinkkonen – Make-up design: Tuija Luukkainen – Lighting design: Jukka Kolimaa

On stage: Heikki Hattunen, Minna-Leena Lahti, Rachel McIntosh, Elisaveta Rimkevitch, Ruut Mattila, Henri Uusitalo, Topias Lundell, Réka Bata, Isabella Shaw, Iris Hernandez Toppari

Lohja City Orchestra, conducted by Markus Lehtinen and Kornilios Michailidis

Somnium Ensemble, conducted by Tatu Erkkilä

Photos: Robert Seger

Review (in Finnish):

https://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/art-20000056...

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HOLD

2017 // Installation // Theatre Academy, Helsinki

HOLD is a spatial installation that places the experiencer in the no-mans land between the virtual and the physical space, questioning the boundary between them. Te work serves as a platform for an experience and is a dialogue between the finite and infinite.

Concept and conveners: Mateus Manninen, Fabian Nyberg - Working group: Mateus Manninen, Eero Nieminen, Fabian Nyberg, Kalle Rasinkangas, Joel Silvennoinen

Photos: Rasmus Särs

 

Short documentation:

https://vimeo.com/245094952

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Kim, Lekki & Namwaan

2017 // Stage play // Teatteri Jurkka, Helsinki

On stage: Kim Tauriainen, Lekki Nutchanart, Namwaan Yingsuksantisuk - Director and dramaturgy: Saara Turunen - Choreography: Janina Rajakangas - Light design: Erno Aaltonen - Sound design: Tuuli Kyttälä - Set design: Fabian Nyberg - Costume design: Laura Haapakangas

Photos: Marko Mäkinen

 

Review (in Finnish):

http://www.ts.fi/kulttuuri/nayttamotaide...

Review (in Swedish):

https://svenska.yle.fi/artikel/2017/10/1...

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Kauneudesta - Esitys katsottavaksi

2017 // Stage play // Madhouse, Helsinki

Performers: Sonja Kuittinen, Julia Lappalainen, Fanni Noroila - Spatial and lighting design: Fabian Nyberg - Sound: Ava Grayson, Mikki Noroila - Text, concept, convener: Henriikka Himma

Photos: Saara Autere

 

Trailer:

https://vimeo.com/207644627

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Posthuman

2016 // Dance performance // Theatre Academy, Helsinki

 

Performers: Jussi Suomalainen, Tero Hytönen - Sound design, composition, drums: Ilkka Tolonen - Choreography, text: Jenni-Elina von Bagh - Costume design: Ingvill Fossheim - Lighting design: Luca Sirviö - Scenography: Fabian Nyberg - In process: Kalle Pulkkinen

Photos: Katri Naukkarinen

 

Trailer:

https://vimeo.com/206137594

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NeoArctic

2016 // Opera // Hotel Pro Forma, Copenhagen

Winner of Performance Art Work of The Year, Remuert 2017, Denmark

Nominated for Stage Design of The Year, Remuert 2017, Denmark

Conductor: Kaspars Putnins - Concept: Hotel Pro Forma - Director: Kirsten Dehlholm - Musical director: Kaspars Putnins - Music: Andy Stott, Krists Auznieks - Text: Sjón - Light design: Jesper Kongshaug - Set design, director’s assistant: Anne Mette Fisker Langkjer - Video design: Adam Ryde Ankarfeldt, Magnus Pind Bjerre - Sound design: Kristian Hverring - Costume design: Wali Mohammed Barrech - Video design and set design assistant: Fabian Nyberg - Objects and space: Hotel Pro Forma

Photos: Andreas Sommer

 

Trailer:

https://vimeo.com/181525717

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Part IV - The Distant Future

2016 // Installation // Atelier Hotel Pro Forma, Copenhagen

An installation made as a part of and exhibited at a Atelier Hotel Pro Forma lounge event in the spring 2016. The installation was presented together with a composition by the sound artist Dominik Blasko.

Concept and implementation: Fabian Nyberg

Photos: Fabian Nyberg

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Varjo tilan ominaisuutena

2016 // Article

Writers: Fabian Nyberg, Eero Erkamo

Valo-magazine 1/2016, Finland

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Coco ei oo enää täällä

2016 // Stage play // Theatre Academy, Helsinki

Text & direction: Henriikka Himma - Choreography: Veronika Lindberg - Sound design: Markus Lindén - Lighting design: Lauri Sirén - Scenographer: Fabian Nyberg - Performers: Maija Alander, Jasmin Kurkela, Katja Luukanen, Emma Myllynen, Vilhelmiina Niskanen, Pinja Pieski, Sara-Inari Pohjonen, Petra Pääkkönen, Johanna Tujula

Photos: Timo Wright/Fabian Nyberg

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YM PÄ RI

2015 // Immersive children's theatre // Annantalo cultural centre, Helsinki

YM PÄ RI was an immersive childrens theatre play for children in the ages 5-9 years. The performance took place in three worlds that were built into three spaces in the Annantalo cultural centre in Helsinki.

Concept and direction: Fabian Nyberg, Jukka Heiskanen - Scenography: Fabian Nyberg - Sound design: Ville Aalto - Performers: Meri-Tuuli Lönn, Suvi Rantanen, Hilla Ruoppila, Elli Saharinen, Katri Tihilä, Hannele Turunen.

Photos: Fabian Nyberg

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In the Shadows of the Wall

2015 // Lighting event // BW Premier Hotel Katajanokka, Helsinki

A halloween inspired lighting event made on the yard of the old Katajanokka prison, which is nowadays a popular hotel in Helsinki.

Concept and implementation: Eero Erkamo, Ada Halonen, Fabian Nyberg ja Lauri Sirén

Photos: Lauri Sirén

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Let Go

2015 // Dance Film // Independent production, Helsinki

Let go is a short dance film made to the song "Let go" by Philippe Beer-Gabel. The song his 1st solo album ANTIFRAGILE.

Direction, Choreography & Screenplay : Soili Huhtakallio - Cinematography: Jarmo Kiuru - Set Design : Fabian Nyberg - Editing : Niina Vornanen - Performers : Meeri Altmets & Johannes Hiltunen

Photos: Screenshots from the film

 

Link to the music video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zjRbpIrs...

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Exclaim

2015 // Interactive installation // Tuska-festival, Helsinki

Installation ordered by the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival. The interactive multimedia installation was made as a tunnel with 16 printed Panphonics-speakers in the ceiling and a possibility for the visitors to contribute to the soundscape of the installation with their screams.

Concept and implementation: Fabian Nyberg, Ville Kabrell

Photos: Fabian Nyberg

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Sädekehävaikutus

2015 // Stage play // Aalto University, Helsinki

Text: Aino Pennanen - Director: Riikka Oksanen - Choreography: Karoliina Kauhanen, Justus Pienmunne - Scenography: Fabian Nyberg - Lighting design: Mateus Manninen - Sound design: Eero Nieminen - Performers: Chike Ohanwe, Diana Tenkorang, Heikki Ranta, Justus Pienmunne, Karoliina Kauhanen, Miiko Toiviainen, Sonja Salminen

Photos: Heta Saukkonen

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Paperisiivet

2014 // Music video, 4' // Velvet Untergang, Helsinki

A music video made for Olavi Uusivirta's song "Paperisiivet".

Director: Jenni Kangasniemi - Producer: Jenni Asikainen - DOP: Jonatan Sundström - Costume design: Satu Sinkko - Production design: Fabian Nyberg - Make-up: Ia Luhtanen - Choreography: Reetta-Kaisa Iles - Starring: Marc Gassot, Amos Brotherus, Elsa Saisio

Photos: Fabian Nyberg/Screenshots from the music video

 

Link to the music video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSyQIYkz...

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Kääntöpaikka

2014 // Short film, 9' // Elokuvatuotantoyhtiö Made, Helsinki

 

Director and screenwriter: Aino Suni - DOP: Kerttu Hakkarainen - Editor: Jussi Sandhu - Costume design: Liisa Pesonen - Sound design: Jarkko Kela - Production design: Fabian Nyberg - Producer: Ilona Tolmunen - Starring: Alina Räkköläinen, Tomi Alatalo, Minna Haapkylä, Manuela Bosco, Jarkko Pajunen

Photos: Heta Saukkonen, Kerttu Hakkarainen

 

Trailer:

https://vimeo.com/113407124

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Collection

2014 // Demo film, 3' // Independent production, Helsinki

Demo film for a feature film that never got in production.

Director: Heidi Lindén - Screenwriter: Tom J.J. Saxman - Producers: Heidi Lindén, Kerttu Hakkarainen - DOP: Kerttu Hakkarainen - Editor: Ville Hakonen - Sound design: Jorma Kaulanen & Toni Ilo - Composer: Pekka Koivisto - Set design: Fabian Nyberg, Sasu Joutsi (Bea Tornberg assist.) - Costume design: Liisa Niskanen, Kati Metsä - Makeup, hair design: Kaisa Pätilä - Wigs: Pekka Helynen - Militia masks: Juha Arvid Helminen - Production manager: Roope Karisto - Starring: Andrea Björkholm, Rosa Honkonen, Rebecca Viitala, Veijo Baltzar, Tommi Eronen, Kai Vaine, Kristofer Kamiyasu, Christoffer Strandberg and others.

Photos: Screenshots from demo film

 

Demo film:

https://vimeo.com/103473701

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Saapasjalkakissa

2014

(Stage play)

Stage design, Lighting design

Malmitalo Cultural Centre, Helsinki

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Vespula Vulgaris

2014 // Resin cast // Aalto University, Helsinki

A family of three wasps made as resin casts. The wingspan of each wasp is approximately 50 cm.

Concept and implementation: Fabian Nyberg

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Hurrikaani

2014 // Stage play // Theatre Academy, Helsinki

Stage play based on A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams.

Writer: Tennessee Williams - Director & Text adaptation: Riikka Oksanen - Stage and costume design: Fabian Nyberg - Lighting design: Mateus Manninen - Sound design: Eero Nieminen - Actors: Anna Valpuri Kankila, Diego Garrido Sanz, Eero Nieminen, Paavo Kinnunen, Sonja Salminen

Photos: Fabian Nyberg

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Premiere

2014 // Short film, 20' // Aalto University, Helsinki

Director: Heidi Lindén - Screenwriters: Tom J.J. Saxman, Heidi Lindén - Producer: Roope Karisto - DOP: Kerttu Hakkarainen - Editor: Ville Hakonen - Sound design: Vili Laitinen - Composing: Pekka Koivisto, Juhis Oksanen - Production design: Sasu Joutsi, Fabian Nyberg - Costume design: Liisa Niskanen - Makeup, hair design: Mari Vaalasranta - Props: Juulia Jokinen - Starring: Jonna Järnefelt, Tomi Alatalo, Andrea Björkholm, Pekka Strang, Alina Tomnikov, Arja Pekurinen, Petter Kevin, Miika Muranen, Santeri Mäntylä, Taavi Eelmaa, Raivo Trass, Mathei Flora, Andrus Eelmäe, Uku Uusberg, Merylin Poks and others.

Photos: Heta Saukkonen, Fabian Nyberg, Screenshots from movie

 

Teaser:

https://vimeo.com/82113136

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Uncle Vanya

2013 // Miniature model, concept

A scenography model/concept made for Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. The concept has not been realized on stage.

Concept and implementation: Fabian Nyberg

Photos: Fabian Nyberg

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Tuulentuvantie

2013

(Stage play)

Direction: Riikka Oksanen - Text: Tiia-Mari Mäkinen - Scenography: Fabian Nyberg - Performers: Anni Rainio, Ann-Mari Ohtamaa, Ilja Lehtinen, Jukka Heiskanen, Niko-Joonas Sinkkonen, Tiia-Mari Mäkinen

Photos: Fabian Nyberg

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SuperDent

2012 // Miniature model, scale 1:25

A miniature model with inspiration from post-apocalyptical scenes.

Concept and implementation: Fabian Nyberg

Photos: Fabian Nyberg

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Re:evolution

2012 // Site-specific play // Teater Hekate, Helsinki

A site-specific play placed in the crypt of St. John's church in Helsinki.

Director: Fabian Nyberg - Text: Hanna Nordenswan, Minerva Peijari, My Ström, Frida Wickholm - Performers: Hanna Nordenswan, Minerva Peijari, My Ström, Frida Wickholm - In process: Minerva Peijari - Scenography: Annika Saloranta - Lights: Markus von Knorring - Sound: My Ström - Light and sound operator: Leo Niemi - Producer: Miira Holländer - Production: Teater Hekate

Photos: Thomas Silén

fabian nyberg

spatial artist & designer

about

Fabian Nyberg (1985) is a spatial artist and designer based in Helsinki. Fabian earned his MA degree in Design for Performing Arts from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2017. Fabian also has a BA in Nordic Literature from the University of Helsinki, with a minor in Theater research, and he has also studied directing at Kulturama in Stockholm.

Right now, Fabian works mainly with design for the performing arts (set, video and lighting design) and installations.

news

14th of October 2018

Premiere of Posthuman Days coming up at Zodiak - Centre of New Dance in Helsinki next thursday. ➟

24th of August 2018

Shows of Turkka kuolee at Korjaamo, Helsinki. ➟

9th of August 2018

Premiere of Turkka kuolee today. ➟

26th of July 2018

Working hard with Turkka kuolee, which is going to premiere at Tampere Theatre Festival the 9th of August. ➟

5th of July 2018

One show of Kim, Lekki & Namwaan today at Kajaanin Runoviikko. ➟

cv

Download CV here

  • 2018 / Posthuman days
  • 2018 / Turkka kuolee (Turkka Dies)
  • 2018 / A Pause is a Moment of Silent Change
  • 2018 / La Clemenza di Tito
  • 2017 / HOLD
  • 2017 / Kim, Lekki & Namwaan
  • 2017 / Kauneudesta - Esitys katsottavaksi
  • 2016 / Posthuman
  • 2016 / NeoArctic
  • 2016 / Part IV - The Distant Future
  • 2016 / Varjo tilan ominaisuutena
  • 2016 / Coco ei oo enää täällä
  • 2015 / YM PÄ RI
  • 2015 / In the Shadows of the Wall
  • 2015 / Let Go
  • 2015 / Exclaim
  • 2015 / Sädekehävaikutus
  • 2014 / Paperisiivet
  • 2014 / Kääntöpaikka
  • 2014 / Collection
  • 2014 / Saapasjalkakissa
  • 2014 / Vespula Vulgaris
  • 2014 / Hurrikaani
  • 2014 / Premiere
  • 2013 / Uncle Vanya
  • 2013 / Tuulentuvantie
  • 2012 / SuperDent
  • 2012 / Re:evolution
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