was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.

Foto: Malle Madsen

Foto: Malle Madsen


The photo (above) is from Zarathustras Onkels reconstruction of “Sylfiden”. See more in Henrik Vestergaard has also been a dramaturg for, among others, Verk Produksjioner (NO) and Erik Pold (DK), been a manager for Hotel Pro Forma, created soundtracks and performed in several Giessen (Applied Science of Theatre) related performance projects in Berlin. Henrik has an M.A. in Theatre Science.

Ellen Friis has an M.A. in interdisciplinary art strategies for the public space from Kunsthochschule Berlin, 2005, based on a B.A. in stage design and performance art. She has created several performances , video installations and performance concepts, that have been presented in many contexts and spaces in England, Germany, Poland, Finland, Norway,  Sweden, Denmark, Michigan and more.

Our board:

Matthias Borello (chairman), Mette Garfield, Kristoffer Bramsen, Camilla Sort and Elise Waagepetersen

What is live art? Live art is art as research, process and investigation. Art as idea and strategy. The investigation can take place here and now before an audience. Or it can last for years.  An investigation is in itself performative, no matter if it has a live audience or not. It can explore space and materials and/or complex and theoretical questions. No expert knowledge is required to understand ideas and investigations; so everybody is wellcome: We discuss and criticize art projects according to their quality of thought and process.