Elvira Santamaria (MX)

Elvira Santamaria Works for Live Art Denmark2015: “Shadow Self Portrait” and Black Market group performance at Kulstof 15. Shadow self-portraitElvira appears dressed all in black in front of a shining white screen, and the interplay of light and darkness is one theme of this brief performance. Elvira lights all the matches form the box one after the other. The light goes out. In the darkness, she burns pieces of paper and uses their soot to blacken one side of a glass pane. Holding the piece of glass in front of her face, she produces a rough portrait of herself by drawing with her fingers in the soot. As a member […]

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 […]