Wednesday, January 12, 2011
An amazing event on Saturday night featuring Mimosa Pale and the endless candyfloss, the incredible rumble in the white-tighted jungle that is POLKKA love machine & the fabulous JOKAklubi girls Niina Lehtonen Braun and Mirka Raito who taught people that life is colourful...
Thursday, January 6, 2011
JOKAklubi were this time in the formation of Niina Lehtonen Braun and Mimosa Pale. Mimosa has a hat shop called HIMO in Weserstrasse, Neukölln. The two fabulous danger ladies spent a whole day in the clubroom with art students from the Menzel Oberschule, along with other guests, designing colourful accessories to be worn within the clubroom.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
JOKAklubi means ‘any club’ in Finnish and is basically a group of performing artists, some permanent members, some not, who get together to create spontaneous, improvised series of short performances over one evening. Niina explained to us that JOKAklubi started life as a method for her and her friends (the core member group is made up of 3 women) to get together and do things, that it doesn’t need a permanent room to function but that it does need an external audience (participative or not) and that it somehow benefits from the presence or inclusion of so-called guest stars who appear repeatedly in various circumstances. She also explained that the need for recognized audience members was not necessary but the need to have trusted members within the performance team was.