What’s your take on brut?

For two days in May, the most private spaces of brut Wien – the toilets – were occupied by our sound installation Wie stehen Sie zum brut (What’s your take on brut?). We took a magazine questionnaire on “How to handle death well” and replaced the word “death” by “brut” to create emotional, playful and quirky statements about one of the most famous performance venues in Vienna.
Our installation was part of the So weit so brut festival that celebrated the first eight years of brut. We wish you and the brut a sunny and relaxed summer!

“After brut, my kidneys should be donated” – –

Wie stehen Sie zum brut? from Lahtinen and Stransky on Vimeo.

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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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