Review about EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU in the Finnish magazine “Teatteri & tanssi + sirkus”!

I’m happy to tell you that the most renowned Finnish theatre magazine Teatteri & tanssi + sirkus wrote a very positive review about EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU – Kitchen work(s) at the STAGE Helsinki Theatre Festival in August 2013, as part of a long article on the theatre programme of STAGE and the Helsinki Festival.

“One of the most interesting works at Stage was Joonas Lahtinen’s small-scale EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU that seemed to be the only performance art production in the festival program. The performance showed us a lone guy dabbling about in a 1970’s styled fitted kitchen; it looked as if he had transformed into an efficient and hygienic part of a “world-machine” envisaged by architects and community planners. EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU that has been touring Europe was a funny and illustrative performance about the odd human utopies to make the world a better place.”

(Annukka Ruuskanen, editor-in-chief, Teatteri & tanssi + sirkus, 6/2013, p. 24. Translation JL)

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About Joonas Lahtinen

Joonas Lahtinen (* 1984, FIN/A) is a performance artist, director and researcher who lives and works in Vienna and Helsinki. His performances are often site-specific and have a strong installational character. In his works, he explores the politics of space and of the everyday from perspectives that are both humorous and disturbing. Joonas has studied Performance at Queen Mary, University of London and he is writing a PhD thesis about the problematic of “emancipatory” participative art at the University of Helsinki. Since 1995, he has performed in various Live Art, theatre and TV productions both in Finland and abroad.
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