TelepART: Sonja Jokiniemi
23 November 2017
NEXT Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium
Sonja Jokiniemi's new performance Blab is built around the concept of blabbing: the associative, potentially senseless, sometimes spontaneous, clumpy, not-knowing form of speech. With this new work, Jokiniemi continues to explore the chaotic experience of the world and how meaning is established. The mind of the performance is built on a foundation of linguistic indefinability, senses, desires and reflexes; where the human is part of the non-human. Different bodies find each other as extensions, parallel connections and expansions. The essence of the work is shaped by the collaboration and relations between the elements. Blab is a hybrid performance, a blend of painting, sculpture and choreography. It seeks to escape the world of categories and knowingness towards the unknown; towards unions of human and object, images and rituals of desire. The unknown manifests itself in the transforming sculpture, the essence of which charts the subconscious territory.
Carita Savolainen’s exhibition at the Embassy of Finland
30 November 2017
The Finnish Embassy in Brussels, Belgium
In December, to celebrate Finland’s 100 years of independence, the Finnish embassy in Brussels will host Finnish artist Carita Savolainen’s project Passing on Looks. The project aims at suggesting a status report on a situation, and account for the way the perception of Finland has evolved in another European culture, that of Belgium; and reversely on the way Finland’s image of a foreign culture, the Belgian one, has changed. The project seeks to link image and text, as well as sound and movement, to enable a variety of perceptions.
Leuven International Short Film Festival
From 2 Dec until 9 Dec 2017
STUK Arts Center, Leuven
Leuven International Short Film Festival and its theme of this year, Finland, culminate the centenary year’s celebrations on 2–9 December 2017. This year the 23rd edition of the festival includes two collections of Finnish short films in its programme. The highlighted films offer a multifaceted glimpse to Finnish filmmaking from suspense to humour and animation.