Blab is a hybrid performance, a blend of painting, sculpture and choreography. It seeks to escape the world of categories towards the unknowns; towards unions and blurs of humans and objects, extensions and expansions of different bodies, penetrations of forms and acts of desire. The work unfolds itself in the transforming multisensorial sculpture, the essence of which charts a subconscious territory. The mind of the performance is built on a foundation of linguistic indefinability, senses and reflexes. The work explores lumpy, tangled thought processes that have neither beginning nor an end.
The power of this performance is elusiveness, the inherent queerness, which does not allow itself to be in any way ‘accommodated’ or silenced by linguistic categories.
Blab is a poetic parade, a moving three-dimensional painting
Sonja Jokiniemi's new work captures the beauty of blabbing - Blab is like a living sculpture
Concept, choreography and visualization: Sonja Jokiniemi Performers: Ivo Serra, Mira Kautto, Sara Gurevitsch Lighting design: Heikki Paasonen Textiles made in collaboration with Janina Silvennoinen Producer: Riikka Thitz Co-production: Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Moving in November festival, Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland (ITAK), Veem House for Performance Residency support: Arsenic Theatre, Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland (ITAK), ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats, STUK – House for Dance, Image & Sound, wpZimmer With support of: Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike), Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Samuel Huberin Taidesäätiö International Distribution: Something Great Premiere: 3.11.2017, Zodiak - Center for New Dance / Moving in November festival, Helsinki Duration: 60 minutes Photos: Simo Karisalo