Joonas

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Joonas Lahtinen (* 1984, FIN/A) is a performance and installation artist, director,  researcher and teacher who lives and works in Helsinki and Vienna. Since 1995, he has performed in various Live Art, theatre and TV productions. In his projects, Joonas explores the politics of space and of the everyday from perspectives that are both humorous and disturbing. Many of his performances are site-specific and have a strong installational character. His recent works include the performance/installations R.I.P. SERVICES at URB 16 Festival (Kiasma Theatre/Finnish National Gallery); YOYO – You are On Your Own at URB 14 Festival (Kiasma Theatre/Finnish National Gallery), brut Wien (Vienna) and HomeFest (Bucharest); I BLAME YOU, TONY BLAIR! at imagetanz 2014 festival (brut Wien) and Kiasma Theatre (Helsinki); and EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU that toured internationally as part of the Freischwimmer-festival (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and was invited to STAGE Helsinki Theatre Festival 2o13 and to SOHO in Ottakring Festival 2016 (Vienna). Joonas has also devised the solo performance trackings performed in London, Helsinki and Vienna (at the Underground City 21 Vienna festival, in LABfactory, and in Lust Gallery) and directed the lecture performance Love! Inspiration! Innovation! by the Helsinki-based Mysteeriteatteri. 

Joonas has studied Performance at Queen Mary, University of London and is writing his PhD dissertation about power relations in and political underpinnings of participatory performance practice at the University of Helsinki. He has published several theatre research and popular articles in Finnish and English. He has also taught courses on performance analysis and art theory at the University of Helsinki.

Joonas’ artistic and research projects have featured on TV, in newspapers, magazines and on the radio: ORF1 TV/Wien Heute (Austria), W24 TV (Austria), Radio Ö1 Kulturjournal (ORF/Austria), Radio FM4 (ORF/Austria), RBB Kulturradio Berlin-Brandenburg (Berlin), YLE Radio 1/Kultakuume (Finland), YLE Radio Puhe/Puheen Aamu (Finland), Der Standard (Vienna), Die Presse/Schaufenster (Vienna), Tages-Anzeiger (Zurich), Westdeutsche Zeitung (Dusseldorf), tanz.at (Vienna), Teatteri&tanssi+sirkus (Helsinki), Nyt-liite/Helsingin Sanomat (Helsinki), Kansan Uutiset (Helsinki), esitys (Helsinki), Aamulehti (Tampere), mustekala.info (Helsinki)

Joonas’s artistic projects have been endorsed by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Frame Visual Art Finland, Finnish Cultural Foundation/Uusimaa Regional Fund, the City of Vienna Department for Cultural Affairs (MA7), Austrian Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture (BMUKK), Austrian Federal Chancellery (BKA), Austrian Cultural Forum Bucharest, the Finnish Institute in Germany, Austrian Embassy Helsinki, ESKUS Performance Center Helsinki, City of Helsinki Cultural Office, and the European Union Youth Program.

Joonas’s research work has been endorsed by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, The National Doctoral Program of Music, Theatre and Dance in Finland, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, and University of Helsinki Celebration Fund.

DOWNLOAD CV (PDF)


Selected performance videos on vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/lahtinenstransky


Timeline of performance projects:

R.I.P. SERVICES
2016
URB 16 Festival, Kiasma Theatre/Finnish National Gallery

EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU
2016 
SOHO in Ottakring Festival, Vienna
2013 STAGE Helsinki Theatre Festival
2012-2013 Freischwimmer-festival: Berlin, Vienna, Zurich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg 

I BLAME YOU, TONY BLAIR!
2016 
Kiasma Theatre/Finnish National Gallery
2014 
imagetanz 2014 festival/brut Wien

YOYO – You are On Your Own
2015 
HomeFest festival, Bucharest
2015 brut Wien, Vienna
2014
URB 14 festival/Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki

Wie Stehen Sie zum brut?
2015 Soweit so brut festival, brut Wien, Vienna

Love! Inspiration! Innovation!
2011 Post Museum, Helsinki

Private Games
2010 Underground City XXI Festival, Vienna

trackings
2010 Lust Gallery, Vienna
2010 Underground City XXI Festival, Vienna
2010
Labfactory, Vienna
2010 
Café Aaltopelti (Suvilahti), Helsinki
2010
Leppävaaran raittikarnevaali festival, Espoo
2009 
MAy Festival/QMUL, London

Neuroosi – elon rytmi sekaisin
2006
 Taiteen vaihtolava, Helsinki

HÄN-triptyykki
2005 Käytetty sukupuoli – Used Gender minifestival, Kahvila Soihtu, Helsinki


Photo: Luzie Stransky

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