YOYO press reviews / URB 14 Festival

YOYO – You are On Your Own received a lot of media attention at the URB 14 Festival in Helsinki – here are the first review quotes translated into English:

“The performance concept is powerful. It blurs the borders between the performance situation and reality in an engaging way … the Finnish-Austrian collective that created the performance is a definitely interesting new acquaintance.“
–from the review by Marja Silde in Teatteri & tanssi 5/2014

“The Gyro Gearloose-like protagonist of YOYO is an intriguing combination of cool-headed engineer thought, manic survivalism and sensitivity … even IKEA would pale before this efficient survival packaging act.“
–from the online review by Hanna Helavuori in tinfo-tiedote, 05.08.2014


More information about the upcoming YOYO performances at brut Wien in February 2015 as well as about my new projects and academic research to follow later on. Stay tuned!

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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