"the future will come for everyone"

The Saari Residence. Kone Foundation. Mynämäki, Finland. April 2019.

Temporary installation.

Kevin Doyle -- artist.

There is a managed forest adjacent to the Saari Residence. One day several trees were felled in the woods. It seemed strange and cruel with the final onset of spring and warmer weather to Finland. At the same time, I was working outdoors on a sculpture in a different section of the residence grounds. Each day, when I borrowed tools from the Residency Manager -- I passed a storage area that housed all these old and outdated electronics that were no longer being used by the Kone Foundation. For some reason, they felt like a good fit to the remnants of trees in the nearby forest.

 

The future will come for everyone is borrowed from a song by the American band The Juan MacLean. 


Photo credit: Kevin Doyle.

Kevin Doyle - writer / director

"Svaneke" - *world premiere* - May 2021 at Bornholms Teater, Denmark

"Les années amputées" - *French translation* - October 2020 at Théâtre Périscope, Québec City, Canada

"8:46" - *new play completed* - June 2020. New York, NY

"THE AЯTS" - world premiere - September 2018 at La MaMa E.T.C. New York, NY

Saari Invited Artist at the Saari Residence. Kone Foundation, Finland

Global Connections IN THE LAB Grant. TCG / Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, USA

Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Finalist. Royal Exchange Theatre, England

 

"The sting of the playwright's satire is softened only by his gift for comic absurdity." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Hilarious satire of social norms that touches on everything that is wrong with America." -- TIME OUT NEW YORK

"Clearly unafraid to deal with reality, and present it unflinchingly." -- SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

"Socially critical drama without an accusing finger or a whiny political tone." -- DE MORGEN

"Doyle's clever, sparing use of language recalls Ionesco's best." -- BACKSTAGE

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