Radio discussion about YOYO and the URB 14 festival on YLE Puhe on 01.08.14

I and the director of URB 14 Festival Mikael Aaltonen were the special guests of today’s morning program of YLE Puhe, one of the major nationwide radio stations run by the Finnish Broadcasting Company — we talked half an hour about urban art, the problematic relationships between “art” and “politics” and of course about YOYO – You are On Your Own and URB 14 Festival. The radio discussion was conducted in Finnish but YOYO will be performed in English — hope to see you on 3.8./4.8./5.8.!!

YOYO and URB 14 radio discussion 01.08.2014 (in Finnish)

YOYO at URB 14

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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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