Sonja Jokiniemi is leading a workshop for freelance artists based on the methods of expressive art therapy. The workshop deals with the participants' relation to work and their plans for the upcoming season though art. The workshop is part of Jokiniemi's expressive art therapy studies at Inartes Institute, Helsinki.
The workshop is organised by the Regional Dance Centre of Eastern Finland and held in Sotku Theatre, Kuopio.
Sign up for the workshop by 15.6., more information here.
I´ve been thinking about the trip we made together on the crumbling, trembling surface. Where you lost your ink and I became afraid of everything.
That pond, where your ink sank into the depths of the dark muddy water.
I tried to catch it with my hands and it diffused into the cracks of my fingers and escaped through the gaps.
Since then, spending time with you has felt less meaningful.
I feel as if I don´t understand you any longer. You lost your language. Became mute.
Your transparent skin only shows the void of what once was, the structure that maintained your content, the metal wires and the transparent plastic tube.
Where is your language now?”
Sonja Jokiniemi's drawings can be seen at standard/deluxe gallery in Lausanne. The exhibition Lumps, ghosts and other jimble jamble opens on 11 May and can be visited until 26 May 2018. For more information, see here.
The workshop Objects, Language and the Body, conducted by Sonja Jokiniemi explores language in relation to objects, materials and experience. It opens up lacunas of non-definable, and creates situations where redefinition occurs. Sense-based exploration is used to investigate new kinds of connections with the environment and its material qualities. Course activities consist of exercises that focus on motion, sense, writing and objects, performed alone and in pairs. The workshop is suitable for everyone interested in objects, language, motion and the connections between them. It is based on the themes of Jokiniemi's upcoming performance Blab, premiering in Zodiak in November 2017.
Objects, Language and the Body (Part 2) is continuation of an initial workshop arranged in January 2017. The course is open for newcomers as well as students of the previous course.
Friday September 29th at 17-20, Saturday September 30th - Sunday October 1st at 10-16
Instructor: Sonja Jokiniemi
Place: Zodiak studio C4
Duration: 15 h
Participation fee: 125 e
Enrollment by September 14th.
More information on Zodiak's website.