Premiere of I BLAME YOU, TONY BLAIR! at the imagetanz festival / brut wien & video EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU

I’m pleased to announce that the new performance/installation project I BLAME YOU, TONY BLAIR! by Joonas Lahtinen u.a. will premiere at the imagetanz festival at brut im Konzerthaus on 20.3. and 21.3.2014., 9 pm. **Welcome! **

http://www.brut-wien.at/programm/detail/1019/en/

I BLAME YOU, TONY BLAIR!
performance/installation
Joonas Lahtinen u.a.

A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of creative economy. All the powers of Europe have entered into a holy alliance with this spectre: politicians, economists, businessmen, cultural institutions, artists… thanks to you, dear Anthony!

I BLAME YOU, TONY BLAIR! © J. Lahtinen

The one-time ”New Labour” star and Prime Minister Tony Blair’s policies have had an enormous impact on the conditions of performance production all over Europe… at least if you ask the embittered protagonist of this curious one man show. Mixing facts, fiction and fantasy, I BLAME YOU TONY BLAIR! vividly throws light on the problems of being an ageing performance artist in today’s cultural and economic climate.

Text and director: Joonas Lahtinen
Performer: Harald Jokesch
Dramaturgy and production: Luzie Stransky
Technics: Andreas Wiesbauer

Performance in English

Another piece of good news: the video documentation trailer of EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU at the Freischwimmer Festival is finally online:

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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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