Terrain (Koistinen/Valikoski/Zajac)

We think less when we’re walking far, we slip into a walking rhythm and thoughts cease, become a concentrated attention that is turned on all we see and hear, all we smell; this flower, this breeze, these trees, as if thoughts mutate to become part of what they encounter; a river, a mountain, a road.

– Tomas Espedal; Tramp: Or the Art of Living a Wild and Poetic Life (2006)


Terrain is an immersive installation, which takes the spectator on a slow walk through a hybrid environment, which combines visual and auditory elements from nature and urban spaces. With the support of guides and a subtle route which balances stillness and action, taking time to stop, then moving on, getting lost and finding the way again, spectators move through the installation as were it a landscape. Terrain is created together with each visitor who are invited to walk, observe, rest, follow the traces in the space and leave their mark in it as well.


Artistic team: Jakob Jautz, Milla Koistinen, Jin Lee, Paul Valikoski, Ladislav Zajac
Production manager: Jana Lüthje

Duration: 30-35 min for one visitor at a time

Language: English

Premiere on the 10th of June 2021 in Sommerszene Salzburg

Research phase supported by Kulturstiftung des Bundes RELOAD program.

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in the frame of NEUSTART KULTUR.
Co-production: SZENE Salzburg and Tanzfabrik Berlin in the frame of apap – FEMINIST FUTURES, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.