About liveart_dk

Liveart.dk 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.

Klas Eriksson (SE)

Klas Eriksson (SE) Klas Eriksson is educated from the Royal University College of Fine Arts Stockholm. He lives and works in Göteborg. His works are in media such as video, painting, sculpture, installation and performance. In the festival Live Art for Children 2018, he recreates a McDonalds for and with children, where children can take orders and fetch the food in a nearby McDonalds. Children are slow, they waste time on unproductive pursuits and play, ask questions – they are everything, that a hyper efficient, optimized and commercial work market seeks to avoid. Come and have some slow fast food, or be a worker yourself. MC´DONALDS ODENSE. Børn kan forsøge […]

Vittorio Osvaldo Tommasini (IT)

Vittorio Osvaldo Tommasini (IT) also called “Farfa” (1879-1964), was a futurist poet and painter. In the futurist cookbook (1930), he has this recipe: “A one-man-show on the internal walls of the stomach consisting of free-form arabesques of whipped cream sprinkled with lime-tree charcoal. Contra the blackest indigestion. Pro the whitest teeth.” In our festival Live Art for Children 2018, you are invited to paint your own internal painting by digesting coal and cream!  

Alison Knowles (US)

ALISON KNOWLES (US) Alison Knowles (born 1933) is an American visual artist known for her installations, performances, soundworks, and publications. Knowles was a founding member of the Fluxus movement, the experimental avant-garde group formally founded in 1962. For the Live Art for Children 2018, we are recreating a work after a recipe by Alison Knowles. Proposition #2, Make a Salad was performed for the first time in London 1962. Come help us make a salad for the opening of the festival outside Brandts! 100 mennesker blander en salat sammen! Vær med når vi åbner festivalen ”Live Art for Børn” ved at blande en enorm salat sammen på Amfiscenen foran Brandts. Vi […]

Victoria Stanton

VICTORIA STANTON (CA) Victoria Stanton (Montreal, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher/curator/educator who works with live action, human interaction, video, film, photo, drawing, and writing. Her time-based work includes performance for stage, performance for the camera, actions in public spaces, and one-on-one encounters in intimate contexts. Investing a performative presence and consciousness within multiple spaces/times, she continuously underscores the complex aspects of “transaction” and the possibility for transformation. Considered a pioneer of transactional practices in Quebec, Stanton has presented exhibitions, performances, infiltrating actions, and films/videos in Canada, the U.S., Europe, the U.K., Australia, Japan and Mexico. https://bankofvictoria.com For the festival “Live Art for Children 2018″, she presents the work “Full […]

Heidi Hove (DK)

Museum of History & Contemporary Art – Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Turku, Finland. 2013. Liveart.dk curated three Danish artists for the Biennial, which carried the subtitle “Idyll”. The artists were: Søren Thilo Funder,Stine Marie Jakobsen and Heidi Hove. Heidi Hove is inspired by the past – by the archeaological fragments in Aboa Vetus and two childhood memories. One is a piece of glass from the garden, which hurt her foot. The other is about her granddad, a farmer, who collected all the stones, he found in the ground.  In her installation, Heidi exhibits pieces of glass and porcelain from the childhood garden, along with a designers vision for the missing […]

Martin O’Brien (UK)

Martin’s work considers existence with a severe chronic illness within our contemporary situation. Martin suffers from cystic fibrosis and his practice uses physical endurance, hardship and pain based practices to challenge common representations of illness and examine what it means to be born with a life threatening disease. His work is an act of resistance to illness, an attempt at claiming agency and a celebration of his body. Martin loves his body and his work is a form of sufferance in order to survive. Martin showed “Breathe for me” as part of Samtalekøkkenet at “It is about time” at Dansehallerne   http://www.martinobrienperformance.com/

Kabir Carter (US)

Kabir Carter Kabir Carter’s work moves between performance and installation, and has been exhibited and featured at Galerija Škuc, Ljubljana (2011); PiST Interdisciplinary Project Space, Istanbul (2011); the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York (2011); Inter Arts Center, Malmö (2010); Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2010); Diapason Gallery, New York (2005, 2010); the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2009); and museums and art spaces throughout the United States and Europe. He has participated in festivals and biennials including CTM (club transmediale) (2011), Full Pull (2010), Performa (2007, 2009), SoundWalk (2006), Subtropics (2004, 2005), and Unsound New York (2010, 2011). He has received […]