Quote:The Baltic Circle contemporary theatre festival has been asked by police for a more modest version of its latest work. The exhibit should feature an elderly, naked woman in a glass case, but Helsinki police have demanded that she cover up.
Dries Verhoeven’s work Ceci n’est pas mon corps deals with approaches to ageing. Tuomo Tuohimaa of Helsinki police says that families with children might have been offended by the nakedness on show in the work.
The original version has the older lady sitting naked in the glass case, wearing the mask of a younger woman. Organisers say Helsinki is the sixth city they’ve toured with the show, and the first in which nudity has been a problem.
I have to agree with this decision actually. Although most Finns have absolutely no problems with nudity, there's a time and a place for everything.
This looks like installations in public space.