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!  

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 […]

Myriam Laplante (CA/IT)

Myriam Laplante Work for Live Art Denmark 2015: “The Phenomenology of Doubt” and group performance with Black Market International at Kulstof 15 The Phenomenology of Doubt Myriam performs in front of a blackboard with a piece of chalk attached to its center with a piece of string. She writes the word “doubt” in the highest point the chalk will reach, followed by “art” and “universe” in the lower left and right segments, roughly where the 4 and 8 would be on the face of a clock. She then completes the circle until it reads “the phenomenology of doubt in the post-material universe of contemporary performance art through the study of […]

Pathosformel (IT/CR)

Pathosformel Works for Live Art Denmark 2013: “T.E.R.R.Y.” at Samtalekøkken T.E.R.R.Y. They presented their performance installation T.E.R.R.Y at Samtalekøkken. This installation, dealing with issues of collaboration and competition between human and non human entities, filled the vast space of Nikolaj Kunsthal. It consisted of sparse blue lights and fragile wooden objects that remind the viewer of miniature football goals. The lights flicker, the goals move around, seemingly by themselves, while a soundtrack of trancy electronics a hushed female voice plays. About the Artists Pathosformel was founded in Venice in 2004 by Daniel Blanga Gubbay and Paola Villani, both students of Giorgio Agamben, and influenced by the study of Aby Warburg […]

Divano Occidentale Orientale (IT/CR)

Divano Occidentale Orientale Work with Live Art Denmark2013 “ivetotellyousomething” at Samtalekøkken ivetotellyousomethingThe performance ivetotellyousomething lasted only for five minutes and took place in the tiny toilet of Nikolaj Kunsthal.  Because it was only accessible for one or two spectators at a time, it was repeated continuously  in a loop for three hours. Audience members are guided into the small, darkened toilet space, where occasional flashes of light and projections of cartoons reveal cheap plastic lamps and Hello Kitty paraphernalia. Kitschy violin music and sentimental Italian pop blare form the speakers as the performers approach each visitor individually, coming close, blindfolding them, touching … An exploration, as the artists declare, of […]