BLAB


Artist: Sonja Jokiniemi
Country: Finland
Type: Performance / Mixed Media
Year of creation: 2017


Sonja Jokiniemi’s BLAB is a hybrid performance, a blend of painting, sculpture and choreography that seeks to escape the world of categories, heading towards the unknown.

BLAB literally means jabber, foolish or mindless talk. Jokiniemi goes in search of where language fails us and make mankind part of something inhuman. She wants to think outside categories and wend her way towards where the human and the thing become one. On stage, we see three bodies in motion, seeking out one another and their surroundings as complements or as partners in dialogue. In a meticulously clever scenography, bodies remain suspended somewhere in between sculpture, painting and the performing arts.


CREDITS 

Concept, choreography and visuals
Sonja Jokiniemi 


Performers 
Ivo Serra
Mira Kautto
Sara Gurevitsch 


Light design
Heikki Paasonen 


Textiles made in collaboration with 
Janina Silvennoinen 


Creative Producer 
Riikka Thitz 


Co-Production & Touring Producer
Something Great


Co-production
Zodiak – Center for New Dance
Moving in November 
Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland
Veem House for Performance 


Residency support  
Arsenic
Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland - ITAK 
ImPulsTanz 
Pianofabriek 
STUK 
wpZimmer 


With the support by
Arts Promotion Centre Finland
Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö


Photographs : BLAB © Simo Karisalo