Joshua Sofaer (UK)

Joshua Sofaer Works with Live Art Denmark 2010: “Talk” lecture at Samtalekøkken 2018: Residency in collaboration with Statens Teaterskole Talk “Talk” was a hugely entertaining lecture on Joshua’s own development as an artist and some of the projects he realised that he presented at Samtalekøkken in October 2010. The video is in three parts. The first part of the lecture can be seen below, parts two and three here and here respectively. Residency In a collaboration between Live Art Denmark and Statens Teaterskole we invited him back for a residence in January and February 2018. During this stay, he offered his coaching program called Coaching Conversations to artists. It offered […]

Joakim Stampe (S)

Joakim Stampe Work for Live Art Denmark 2012: “Daddy’s Flag in Red, White and Fire” at Samtalekøkken Daddy’s Flag in Red, White and Fire After moving the audience to positions he desires, Joakim unfolds a large red cloth. Loud opera music plays while he places a bucket of white paint on the cloth, dips his foot in it and proceeds to mark the two white lines of the Danish flag by walking the length of the cloth. With the Danish flag completed, he moves to a piece of brown paper attached to one wall of the space, and paints on it with an invisible fluid. The lights go out, he […]

Jane Jin Kaisen (DK)

Jane Jin Kaisen Work with Live Art Denmark 2012: “A Bedtime Story” at Samtalekøkken A Bedtime Story Jane Jin Kaisen performed “A Bedtime Story” at Samtalekøkkenet in December 2012. Calmly speaking to her own infant child who she carries around wrapped in a blanket, she retells her own story of motherhood, including the practical challenges it comes with. She talks at length about the difficulty of finding a place in daycare for her child, worrying about finding the best possible one, and many more issues that come with becoming a parent. The entire story is narrated in the third person, giving her it a distanced, almost fairy tale like quality. […]

Jakob Jakobsen (DK)

Jakob Jakobsen Work for Live Art Denmark 2011: “Byggeren overgiver sig aldrig” at Samtakekøkken. Byggeren overgiver sig aldrig For Samtalekøkkenet in November 2011, he performed a live radio play: “Byggeren overgiver sig aldrig” (translates roughly to “the builder never gives up”) in collaboration with Anders Remmer. The performance of this radical piece (both in content and in sound-aethetics) on riots and questions around who owns the city can be seen and heard in the video below. About the Artist Jakob Jakobsen (f. 1965) studied at the Royal Art Academy of Copenhagen from 1989 to 1995. He is active as a visual artist, activist, writer, curator and teacher. He was involved […]

Goodiepal (FO)

Goodiepal Works with Live Art Denmark 2013: Samtalekøkken 2016: Open Music Workshop by Goodiepal og Venner at Live Art for Børn 3 2017: “Write a letter to Goodiepal & Pals Friends” at Live Art for Børn 4 Performance Lecture Goodiepal gave the following performance lecture about his work at our Samtalekøkken at Kunsthal Nikolaj in March 2013: Open Music Workshop WIth his band Goodiepal & Pals, Goodiepal invited the audience to an open musical playgroup at Live Art for Børn 2016. The following clip was filmed as part of our VR Archive of Performance Art with a 360° Camera. Children’s movements and drawings served as graphic and animated notation scores […]

Helena Hei-Sook Park (DK)

Helena Hei-Sook Park Work for Live Art Denmark 2010: “Slagter Grøntsager” at Samtalekøkken Slagter Grøntsager It is a cold November night in Copenhagen’s notorious Kødbyen. A figure clad in dark fur commits a brutal murder. The victims are several heads of cabbage and a large pumpkin, masacred and shredded to bits with an impressive arsenal of knifes and cleavers. The pumpkin even gets infused with tomato pulp blood before its demise to make the spectacle more gorey. All the bits and pieces land in a large cook pot and are transformed into a delicious soup which is then served by the artist to the slightly befuddled audience members. About the […]

Hector Canonge (BO)

Hector Canonge 2013 “Sur” and “Hombre de Barrio” at Hitparaden 1 Sur Hector Canonge’s piece “Sur” was a multimedia performance evoking the southern skies of Latin America and the present conditions of plurinationalism in the continent by celebrating an ritual that included dry earth, several costume changes, and bondage using ribbons in the Argentinian national colors. Hambre de Barro/Man of Clay Hector’s second performance for Hitparaden 1 took place in public space. Dressed all in black with a pretty tie, he proceeds to cover his entire body in brown clay and than takes a walk across the busy squares of central Copenhagen. The work refers to the mythical origins of […]

Gwendoline Robin (BE)

Gwendoline Robin Works for Live Art Denmark 2013 2 performances for Hitparaden 1. Performance 1 These are some images by Malle Madsen from Gwendoline’s first performance for our festival Hitparaden 1. Exposing her body to fire and explosives is probably the part of Gwendoline’s work that she is most known for. Performance 2 The following video shows both of her performance at the festival. While the fireworks performance lastet only a few minutes, from 3:30 on the video you can follow the slow, almost meditative progression of her second performance, circling a small mound of black earth with long delicate glass pipes. But alas, this one, too, has an explosive […]

Gob Squad (DE/UK)

Gob Squad Works for Live Art Denmark 2009: “Gob Squad’s Kitchen” at Berliner Luft 4 Gob Squad’s Kitchen The performance takes one of Warhol’s films, Kitchen, as its starting point. Nothing much happens in the original film yet it somehow encapsulates the hedonistic experimental energy of the swinging sixties. Learning lines was considered ‘old fashioned’ so the actors just hang around. Sex, drugs and wild parties are referred to but nothing in particular takes place. Gob Squad set themselves the task of reconstructing Kitchen and other Warhol films Eat, Sleep and Screen Test. How can they get it just right? How do they know if they’re going wrong? How did […]

Frans Jacobi (DK)

Frans Jacobi Works for Live Art Denmark 2011: Silent Stand at Samtalekøkkenet. 2014: Goldman at Hitparaden 2. Silent Stand For Samtalekøkkenet, April 2011, Frans directed and performed in the group performance “Silent Stand” from his performance series “The Aesthetics of Resistance”. A rather shabby mummy and several other figures, including a group of predominantly white bellydancers, silently move through a number of tableaux, while a disembodied female voice connects the images they produce to events of the political uprising in Egypt. Introducing Goldman In this solo-performance, Frans Jacobi becomes ‘Goldman’, a figure as obvious as a figuration of the elusive powerstructures of global economy. If the real powers behind capitalism’s […]