Mark Boombastik (DE)

Mark Boombastik Works for Live Art Denmark 2014: Concert and performance “Teotwawki” at Hitparaden 2 Concert What could you say about a concert by Mark Boombastik? Listen, learn and enjoy. Teotwawki At the same festival Mark performed with Jörn J. Burmester and Florian Feigl in Teotwawki. The trio presented a dark performance about the prepper movement, exploring human behaviour under extreme circumstances with the means of performance art on a theatrical stage. The audience was hearded into a fenced of encampment, a large black wheel of fortune determined which catastrophes – from climate change to zombie apocalypse – would befall us on the day of the performance, and long walks […]

Claus Ejner (DK)

Claus Ejner Works for Live Art Denmark 2014: “Performance om det at være til”, Hitparaden 1 Performance om det at være til Claus Ejner spoke Danish and wrote in Danish on the posters he used throughout his performance at Hitparaden 1 festival. The title might be translated as “Performance on what will be”. He began standing on stage motionless with a poster around his neck stating that he is normal and that this is a performance that deals with locking out the outside world. He remains motionless for some minutes, fingers stuffed in his ears. He then worked his way through a series of microperformances, each resulting in a still […]

Mathias Tornvig (DK)

Mathias Tornvig Work for Live Art Denmark 2014: “Maraudered Marallat-lal’lalallal…” at Hitparaden 2 Maraudered Marallat-lal’lalallal… The title of this performance that Mathias created for our second Hitparaden festival was actually much longer. The first picture below displays it in its entire length. If this seems slightly confusing, the artist delivers a typewritten protocol, describing in detail what he plans to do: After collecting contributions from festival goers, fellow artists and random passers by, Mathias dives into a furios live performance, using a threadbare stand up comedy setting. That is: himself and a mikrophone on stage. It looked like this: Here are two more explanatory texts by the artist: And here, […]

Ayaka Okutsu (JP)

Ayaka Okutsu Works for Liveart DK 2014: Two performances for Hitparaden 2 EL-O Group Performance The performance EL-O that Ayaka created for our performance art festival was realised in collaboration with Stina Hasse and Daniel Cermak-Sassenrath. Dressed like old school scientists, the performers set out to raise awareness for the electromagnetic signals that surround us everywhere, in the air we breathe as well as in the things we touch. Normally, we cannot see, hear or feel electromagnetic signals. The EL-O performance made it possible to experience their beauty in light and sound signals. EL-O Solo The second version of the EL-O complex shown at Hitparaden 2 was a solo performance […]

Panoply Performance Laboratory (US)

Panoply Performance Laboratory Work for Live Art Denmark 2013: “Any Size Mirror is a Dictator” at Hitparaden 1 Any Size Mirror is a Dictator For our first Hitparaden festival of performance art, Panoply Performance Laboratory, in their own words “actualized a framework from their current long-form social performance in progress, Any Size Mirror is a Dictator, a relational opera of refractions and “inaccurate” reflections”. Outside in a rainy Copenhagen night, performers Valerie Kuehne, Brian McCorkle and Esther Neff transformed the complex theoretical theorems of their personal libretti into weird, striking images, invloving the audience into micro rituals, performed with everyday objects like a ketchup bottle and a meat tenderizer, ice cubes […]

And many Others

Other guests: Francesca Romana Ciardi (IT), Thomas Dambo (DK), Nebahat Erpolat (AU),  Anders Benmouyal (DK), Peter Rørbæk (DK), Chez Debs (DK), Rachel Dowle (UK), Black Note (DK/FR), Julian Maynard Smith (UK), Zlatko Buric (DK), Nils Grøndahl (DK), DJ Jazzfrans & Odine (DK), Peter Tinning (DK), Louis Keidan (UK), Martin O´Brien (UK), Christine Borch (DK), Carsten Friberg (DK), Horwitz & Hess (DE), Svend E Kristensen (DK), Morten Koefoed (DK), Kathrine Karlsen (DK), Johanna Linsley (UK), Alex Eisenberg (UK), Diana Damian (UK), Maddy Costa (UK),  Rachel Lois Clapham (UK), Ida Marie Hede Bertelsen (DK), Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld (DK), Christine Fentz (DK), Værkstedet Værst (DK), Why Be (DK), Sune Petersen/Motorsaw (DK), Robert Kuzborski (DK), Alberto Lomas (ES), […]

French & Mottershead (UK)

French & Mottershead Work for Live Art Denmark 2014: Afterlife at Hitparaden 2. Afterlife UK-based artists Rebecca French and Andrew Mottershead presented Afterlife at Hitparaden 2. Afterlife was one of a series of works reflecting on the death of the body and its relationship to place and time. Lying on a towel on a wooden deck, each audience member equipped with a mp3 player, the work consisted of an audio narrative that invites listeners on a poetic journey beyond their own death, and through the natural processes of decomposition in a woodland setting, compressing decades into minutes. The development of the work was supported by Cifas, Brussels. About the Artists […]

Adam Young (UK)

Adam Young Work with Live Art Danmark 2015: Samtalekøkken, Royal Theatre School, Copenhagen. On the sixth of June 2015, Adam Young performed at our Samtalekøkken at the Royal Theater School in Copenhagen. Or actually he didn’t. He performed somewhere near a park in Leeds. His performance was broadcasted live via Skype to our event. While Adam performed, there was dead silence amongst the young acting students. Many of them literally sat with open mouths – they had never seen anything like this before! Most of us concentrated on watching a good performance. Adam chewed a whole packet of chewing gum and worked with a big hammer. He had paid 34 […]

Christian Schmidt Rasmussen (DK)

Christian Schmidt Rasmussen Works for Live Art Denmark 2014 Facepainting for Adults, Overgaden, Copenhagen 2016 Workshop “Afskedsfest for rumskibet, der skal flyve til universets ende”, Live Art for Børn, Nordkraft, Aalborg Workshop “Afskedsfest for rumskibet, der skal flyve til universets ende” The premise for this workshop was the idea that a giant space ship has been built in Aalborg. It’s take off for the end of the universe is imminent. The objective of the workshop was to prepare the celebration of its departure. In collaboration with the artist, the participating children wrote about the party, preparations for the upcoming space journey, the interior of the spaceship, and what Aalborg will […]