Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sauna lecture 2 by Barbara Balsei: Just Imagine

Kimmo Helistö & Barbara Balsei / Photo: Annuska Dal Maso

We had a little chat with the sauna owner Kimmo Helistö. What did he think about having the DO TANK-lectures in the ARLA-sauna?

Kimmo: It seems that people are clearly interested and open to this kind of happenings. And perhaps the Sauna has this quality of unarming people, you cant really do more than just to be present there.

Today´s lecturer Barbara said nicely after seeing the sauna: "Such a good stage!".
All these sophisticated ways to use the Sauna. The Sauna can be a  diverse source for many things. This is one of the appropriate ways to use the Sauna. And what is also good, is the way of working on a smaller scale. This kind of  small scale events don´t happen too often. Also, they might be hard to find but I think that for those who find them, might have a stronger experience in some ways than from a Bruce Springsteen - concert. These lectures are a good example of  a small event.

Pia: Have you had more events like this? You have art exhibitions here too? Is it the first time you have lectures here?

Kimmo: Not exactly lectures like this, but there has been different kind of cultural things. But again, on a smaller scale - nothing too big or pompous, but in an easy way. The exhibitions we have here at the ARLA-sauna are suggested by the people that come here. There is an easyness which I think is a good thing in these cultural events, that you don´t try too hard.

Pia: Is there something else you´d like to say?

Kimmo: Thanks for all of you who have participated. It is good that there is diversity in organizing theatre and art festivals.

Read/see also our response on Barbaras lecture at our Mediations at the festival blog:

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