Paper at “ACT.MOVE.PERFORM” conference in Dresden on 08 October

I have been invited to present a research paper at the “ACT.MOVE.PERFORM.” conference at the University of Technology Dresden (TU Dresden / Institute of Art and Music, Department of Art Education) on Sunday 08 October 2017. My presentation is entitled How to address politics of the sensible in participatory performance practice? ‘Sensory fields’, ‘experience fields’ and ‘body techniques’ as materialist-performative analytical tools and it builds on my previous article in Nordic Theatre Studies (2015). I look forward to an interesting day with fellow researchers and artists!

 

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My first semester as a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

My first semester as a University Assistant (equivalent to “Lecturer” in many other countries) at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has come to an end — I took care of two exhibitions (display&management), taught my first art course, took part in a prize jury, and successfully mentored students about grant applications and portfolio design.

Now I will have some time for own project planning – within the next years, there will be a lot going on on many fronts!

I wish all of you blog readers a relaxed and warm summer!

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Graduate exhibition Abschlussarbeiten 16/17, Institute for Education in the Arts at Atelierhaus/Semperdepot, June 2017

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Final exhibition, course Künstlerisches Projekt 1, i.e. introduction to art-making strategies, Institute for Education in the Arts, June 2017
Detail photo: short film Verlernen by V. Angerer

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YLE radio interview about my life as a Finnish-Austrian artist in Vienna

One of the main Finnish radio stations YLE PUHE interviewed me about my life as an artist and researcher living in Vienna and Helsinki, and about the differences between the two cities and countries (sorry, in Finnish only). The interview series is titled “Maailmankansalaisia” that roughly translates as “Cosmopolitans”. You can listen to the interview here. On the website, you also have access to our previous radio interview about R.I.P. SERVICES at YLE PUHE in August 2016, titled “Koska hengityskoneet sammutetaan?” (“When should we switch off the respiration machine?”).

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ORF 3 TV documentary about Schütte-Lihotzky

Last week, the culture TV channel ORF 3 showed a documentary about architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky’s life, including a short sequence with my dramaturge (and relative of Schütte-Lihotzky) Luzie Stransky and of our performance/installation EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU (about from min. 35:00 onwards). The documentary can be viewed online a few days only (click here).

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Q202 Studio festival Vienna on 21-23 April!

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Our Vienna Atelier Glockengasse 8a (Miriam Laussegger/Pablo Chiereghin/Joonas Lahtinen) is part of this year’s Studio festival Q202 — we focus on “older” works (made before 2010) and present works of some 30 fellow artists too!

Today 21.4. our studio is open until midnight, tomorrow Saturday between 2 and 9 pm 14-21, and on Sunday between 2 and 6 pm!
Address: Glockengasse 8a, 1020 Wien (U2 Taborstrasse)

Photo: Joonas Lahtinen, Love Letter #2 (for Jenny), 2008, text and ticker, inspired by Jenny Holzer’s practice

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News: Academy of Fine Arts / Art and Education Program

From now on I’ll be working as a University Assistant (equivalent of „lecturer“ in many other countries) at The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna / Institute for Education in the Arts / Art and Education Program in the superb team of Prof. Elke Krasny – it seems that I have landed at a place where I can combine all of my key professional interests (doing own artistic and research projects + teaching and planning practical and theoretical courses, exhibitions and events) at one of the oldest and most renowned art universities in the world.
I will be able to realize projects with external partners and outside the academia too; all current project plans are still valid. That is, in the coming years there will be a lot going on both within the institutional walls and beyond them — stay tuned!

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“What’s your take on Mad House?” until 8 April 2017 in Helsinki!

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We had a great opening weekend at Mad House Helsinki – you can listen to the sound installation until 8 April 2017 during the Mad House Season 4 events!
Free access!

On your way to the toilets of Mad House Helsinki, you will be confronted with provocative questions taken from a questionnaire on death – however, the word “death” is replaced by “Mad House” in each question, resulting in emotional, playful and quirky statements about one of the most exciting performance venues in Helsinki!

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