Roi Vaara (FI)

Roi Vaara Works for Live Aer Denmark 2015: “Wet Paint Handshake” and group performance with Black Market International. Wet Paint Handshake At our festival Kulstof 15 Roi presented his performance “Wet Paint Handshake”. Standing in the entrance area of the venue of the festival, Nordkraft in Aalborg/Denmark, dressed in formal black suit and bow tie, he extends his right hand, offering handshakes to the audience as they arrive. Only, between handshakes, he dips his right hand into a bucket of white paint, challenging the audience to accept the mess with the handshake, while his nice suit gradually gets  painted white. Black Market International Roi also performed with the legendary performance […]

Black Market International

Black Market International Work with Live Art Denmark 2015: group performance at Kulstof 15, Nordkraft, Aalborg For a long durational group performance, members of the legendary performance collective (not a group!) Black Market International took over the vast hall of Nordkraft, a former coal fired power plant. Starting with a selection from their huge archive of helpful objects and action-images, amassed in more than 30 yeas of common practice, they quietly set out to act and interact, shape the atmosphere and temperature of the space for the given time of six hours. As always with Black Market, there is no theme or content beyond the basic idea of creating encounters […]

Tero Nauha (FIN)

Tero Nauha Work for Live Art Denmark 2012: “Life in Bytom” at Samtalekøkken Life in Bytom Tero Nauha presented a performance from an ongoing series about capitalism, which he developed during a residency in the small Polish mining town of Bytom. He worked with a simple set up of two tables, two speakers and a projection screen in the back, where a slide show of images from the mining past runs. Dressed all in black he reports about his work in and about Bytom. So far, everything looks like a scholarly lecture. But while he speaks, Tero moves a small pile of pieces of coal with his mouth across his […]

Søren Thilo Funder (DK)

Søren Thilo Funder Work for Live Art Denmark 2012: “Rites of Passage (Keep alive)” for Samtalekøkken 2013: “First Citizen” video for the Turku Biennial Rites of Passage (Keep alive) At Samtalekøkkenet in September 2012, he presented “Rites of Passage (Keep alive)”. A man in formal evening dress slowly descends a set of chairs, and carefully unfolds a white sheet of fabric, which he holds out in front of him. On the sheet, a video is projected which shows a variety of documentary footage of public situations of mourning. Crowds of crying people in the street, watching a hearse go by, audience and players of sports events standing in silence, heads […]

Platform (FI)

Platform Work with Live Art Denmark 2012: Presentation of Platform’s work at Salon Saloon Work Presentation Members of the Finnish artist run initiative Platform presented their project at Salon Saloon in our living room. In their project room, they run a program that includes artist residencies, exhibitions and the publication of a wide range of artistic projects in their home town of Vasa. About the Artists Platform is an artist-run initiative founded in the year of 2000. Platform holds a project room and a residency programme in Vasa, Finland. The aim of Platform is to promote, show and be part of producing international contemporary art. The events have periodically been […]

Leena Kela (FIN)

Leena Kela Works with Live Art Denmark 2012: “Performance Performance” at Samtalekøkken 2016: “Performance Alphabet” and “Pssst” (with Mark Harvey) at Live Art for Børn 3 Performance Performance In November 2012, Leena brought “Performance Performance”, a recipe for inventing and creating a performance from scratch in 30 minutes, to Samtalekøkken. Performance Alphabet In her “Performance Alphabet”, shown at Live Art for Børn 2016, Leena presents a large collection of materials and objects typical for performance art, organised and presented in the sequence of the letters of the alphabet from A to Z. Each object and material is engaged in a short performance action. Many of the materials are contaminated as […]

Essi Kausalainen (FIN)

Essi Kausalainen Works with Live Art Denmark 2012: “I and other Letters” at Samtalekøkken 2015: “Carnation & Quartz” “Live Art for Kids” in Kristiansstad I and other Letters For Samtalekøkkenet September 2012, Essi presented “I and other Letters”. She begins, measuring and occupying the rather large, white space by rolling slowly all around it in an office chair. Later, she arranges some flowers in a vase on a table, whih she then drags diagonally across the floor. Finally, she jumps onto the office chair, this time lying stretched out across the arm rests, planking and speedily rolling towards the audience. A minimal work with a fascinating change of dynamics. Carnation & […]

Double Talk (FI)

Double Talk Works with Live Art Denmark 2010 Samtalekøkken at Warehouse 9 Double talk present a powerful mix of storytelling, spoken word poetry and electronic sounds produced with a single string. About the Artists Double Talk was a Finnish spoken word performance group, consisting of Seppo Pietikainen and Yrjana Sauros.