Externe Spielstätte: 3.02 19:00, 4.02 19:00, 5.02 19:00, 6.02 19:00, 7.02 18:00, 7.02 20:00,

onemorequestion / Joonas Lahtinen u. a.

YOYO - You are On Your Own

mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Seilerstätte 26, 1010 Wien
Österreichische Erstaufführungbrutproduktion

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"The performance has a clear-cut conception. It mingles fictitious imagination with the physical situation on stage in an interesting manner. Here survival is not assured through power and strength, but by using advance planning, brains and serenity." Teatteri&Tanssi, Helsinki

A nuclear catastrophe, the breakdown of the capitalist system or World War III: how can anyone prepare for cataclysm? Vienna is a city of maximum quality of life, but times are changing! YOYO – You are On Your Own indicates strategies that considerably raise chances of survival in the event of a catastrophe. It is comically bizarre and at the same time unsettling when various kinds of dismal future scenarios are juxtaposed with the activities of “survivalists”. In the basement beneath the church of Saint Ursula, performer Mikko Niemistö presents the prototype of an innovative facility. How can we survive for a prolonged period of time in a claustrophobic environment and even maintain our mental sanity? The performance sheds light on the relationship between future scenarios, fear and an individual’s options to act against the background of today’s affluent society. The result is an absurd and entertaining piece carried by fundamental fears.
onemorequestion is a newly established Finnish-Austrian collective centring around Joonas Lahtinen, whose performative installation EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU toured through the German-speaking area with the 2012/13 Freischwimmer Festival and was also invited to the Stage Helsinki Theatre Festival in 2013. brut hosted his project I BLAME YOU, TONY BLAIR! during the 2014 imagetanz festival.

Artistic director Joonas Lahtinen Concept Joonas Lahtinen, Mikko Niemistö, Eero Erkamo Performance Mikko Niemistö Stage and light design Eero Erkamo Words Joonas Lahtinen, Luzie Stransky, Mikko Niemistö Head of production and dramaturge Luzie Stransky Sound Andreas Wiesbauer

YOYO – You are On Your Own is a co-production of Punatonttu – Verein zur Förderung performativer Projekte, brut Wien and Kiasma Museum of Modern Arts/Finnish National Gallery. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs (MA7), ESKUS Performance Center Helsinki, the Austrian Embassy in Helsinki and the Finland Institute in Germany. Special Thanks to the mdw - University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

YOYO - You are On Your Own - teaser from Lahtinen and Stransky on Vimeo.

€ 14,- full price
€ 8,- reduced
€ 6,- with the brutkarte*

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