Coming up in early 2017

My 2017 will begin with teaching and the premiere of our sound installation in Helsinki —

12 Jan:  Guest Lecture session “Parts that matter – contemporary critical discourses and the politics of participatory art practice” at the course Relational, Immersive and Participatory Activities, University of the Arts Helsinki / Theatre Academy

13-14 Jan:  Sound installation What’s your take on Mad House? at the Opening weekend of Mad House Helsinki Season 4. You can listen to the installation during the opening hours of Mad House during the whole spring, until 9 April 2017!

Also, I’m very happy and proud to announce that I have been invited to the steering group of the new international Master programme “Comparative Dramaturgy and Performance Research” at the University of the Arts Helsinki / Theatre Academy.
The innovative programme starts in Fall 2017 and it will be organized in cooperation with Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Université Libre Bruxelles/Brussels, Aberystwyth University Wales, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, and Kunsthøgeskolen Oslo.

Yet another exiting piece of news:

I have been invited to teach an course on transdiciplinary art-making practices at the Studio for Art and Education (Kunst und Bildung/Institut für das künstlerisches Lehramt) of the renowned Academy of Fine Arts Vienna!! The course takes place between  early March and June 2017.

More info about these and other activities to follow soon…

*** We wish all our audiences and partners all best for the remainder of 2016 – and hope to see you in 2017!! ***

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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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