One Hundred Million Percent

A reality show for hoops and drums – A Competition for Attention

Premiering in 2022!

One Hundred Million Percent by Recover Laboratory is a reality show for the black box – refereed by a visual artist. The show has absorbed inspiration from, among other things, reality TV. The contestants take the stage to compete for attention – both from the audience and from the referee – and they do indeed give one hundred million percent. The competitor’s instruments in this absurd competition are hoops and drums.

The artwork gives the viewer an accurate collection of momentum, embarrassment, reality, surrealism, beauty, boring stuff, solidarity, and both meditative and horrific situations. Among all the chaos and the incidental curse words, the visual artist sees beauty in the process – and perhaps not so much in the outcome. She makes the performers compete against each other, occasionally taking impulses from the audience as well.

One Hundred Million Percent draws from the themes of social media, reality tv stardom, likes, clicks, and attention. The aim is to reveal a world that is more gentle, emphatic, and vulnerable, than the one people show on social media. With the tactics of performance art, and the group’s strong base in interactive and immersive art, this experience aims to show the audience a side of our reality and dreams that is often hidden behind the screen.

Come witness what happens in a reality show that is performed live in front of your eyes. Each performance is its own episode. Each performance tour is its own season. Come vote for the winner!

Technical info

Duration60 minutes.
EquipmentsWe bring acoustic and electronic drums, percussion, round and spiral plastic tubes, a stone, some plastic lawn chairs, metal hoops, a contact microphone.
Sound & VideoHigh quality P.A. system is required; one with sufficient power to supply a clean, undistorted sound. One good quality video projector with an HDMI input.
AudienceFrontal public, rising stand. Not interactive. Aimed for audiences over 15 years old, but is suitable also for all ages.
LocationBlack box. A near full black out needed. Minimum 6 x 6 m wide and 3 m high. Hard, stable, clean, and dry floor surface.
Preparation2 hours to build, 1 hour to take down.
OtherSpace for warming up.

Dossier for the artwork can be found here.

One Hundred Million Percent Crew

Director/refereeSofi Häkkinen
Performers/competitorsMiradonna Sirkka (hoops) Aleksi Kinnunen (drums)
ProducerInna Huttunen
Light DesignAlina Pajula
Costume DesignHanna Herva
Artistic mentoringJarkko Lehmus

This show travels light and easy! Contact us for bookings.

The artwork has been supported by TAIKE, City of Helsinki, and Cirko - Center for New Cirkus.