Thank you

onemorequestion / Joonas Lahtinen u.a. wishes to thank all the spectators and our co-production partner brut Wien for the highly successful Vienna premiere of YOYO – You are on Your Own!!

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We also wish to thank our other co-production partner Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art/Finnish National Gallery and all of our funders and supporters who made YOYO possible: City of Vienna Municipal Department 7 for Cultural Affairs (MA7), the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, ESKUS Performance Center Helsinki, Frame Visual Art Finland, the Embassy of Austria in Helsinki and the Finnish Institute in Germany.

YOYO got a lot of media attention and positive feedback in Vienna — I will post English translations on the blog soon — :

Helmut Ploebst wrote about YOYO in Der Standard: Das Paradies liegt im Bunker

The major radio channel Ö1 made a feature about YOYO in their Kulturjournal on 3 February

Also the FM4 interviewed us about YOYO on 3 February

And Ditta Rudle reviewed YOYO for tanz.at

 

Photo: Luzie Stransky

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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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