Eilidh MacAskill (UK)

Eilidh MacAskill (UK) Eilidh MacAskill is a Glasgow-based live artist who creates solo performance work and collaborative projects as artistic director of Fish And Game. These highly original works are entertaining and experimental both in their content and form, straddling theatre, live art and visual art. There is a particular focus on creating innovative work for children and their adults in a range of settings and contexts. For Live Art for Børn 2016 she led a t-shirt workshop called “Gendersaurus Salon” together with Carl Michael Richardt: Clothes says a lot about who you are. But what if you cannot choose for yourselves what your clothes say about you? Some clothing stores have not […]

Martin O’Brien (UK)

Martin O’Brien Martin’s work considers existence with a severe chronic illness within our contemporary situation. Martin suffers from cystic fibrosis and his practice uses physical endurance, hardship and pain based practices to challenge common representations of illness and examine what it means to be born with a life threatening disease. His work is an act of resistance to illness, an attempt at claiming agency and a celebration of his body. Martin loves his body and his work is a form of sufferance in order to survive. Martin showed “Breathe for me” as part of Samtalekøkkenet at “It is about time” at Dansehallerne  

Alastair McLennan (UK)

Alastair MacLennan Work with Live Art Danmark 2015: “Rust a Gust” at Kulstof 15, Aalborg “Rust a Gust” Alastair participated in our performance program “Kulstof 15, The Body as Process an Image” in November 2015 as a member of the performance group “Black Market International“. He also presented an impressive solo performance, “Rust a Gust”. Outside, in the semi dark of the November night in Aalborg, he manipulated a collection of natural objects, including water, twigs, stones and strings, as well as artists materials, paper and ink on a table covered in white cloth. Siple manipulations and movement, but mostly focus and an almost uncanny personal presence let these simple […]

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 […]

Jack Catling (UK)

Jack Catling Jack Catling performed “Remnant” at Hitparaden 2 Jack Catling is an artist working mainly through the mediums of performance and installation. Through his practice, he aims to bring about an atmospheric shift in ontological value, opening up a space for wonders to occur. Catling draws from his background in illusion, his interest in the value and perpetuity of symbols and a shady past built from various fictions. Jack Catling is also a founding member of the performance group: The Parlour Collective. At Hitparaden 2 Jack Catling also performed with “Disabled Avant-Garde” http://www.jackcatling.co.uk

Katherine Areniello (UK)

Katherine Araniello Katherine Araniello is a performance/video artist and creator of SBC (Sick Bitch Crip). This blog includes her films, digital images and SBC’s latest musings. The concept behind her work is to disrupt and use satire in current issues relating to disability such as assisted suicide, media representation, prejudice, charity, ignorance and body aesthetics. At Hitparaden 2 she performed with Disabled Avant-Garde And with Jenna Finch Araniello and Jenna Finch adopt a deadpan approach in their collaborative performance. They find the banality of everyday life uplifting and rewarding. Through the surreal nature of the performance, sketches become pointless and absurd. They both desire to be normal. www.araniello-art.com

Disabled Avant-Garde

DAG The Disabled Avant Garde’ (aka ‘DAG’) is a satirical arts organisation formed by the disability artists Katherine Araniello and Aaron Williamson. Their concern is to create contemporary art (video and performance) that might cause confusion and inspire debate through humorously distorting or subverting traditional stereotyping of disability. That is, the Disabled Avant-Garde’s work is an intervention into society’s perceptions and expectations of disabled people that often defines them by their impairments. The DAG follow the social model of disability then and their work fits the category of ‘crip humour’, being both pitch-black and self-knowing. At Hitparaden 2 they performed “Institutional Classics” the-disabled-avant-garde.webs.com

Simon Raven (UK)

Simon Raven Together with Jenna Finch Simon Raven performed “Blackguards” at Hitparaden 2 Blackguard (pronounced blaggard) is a rather old-fashioned term for a scoundrel. “In all great houses, but particularly in the royal residences, there were a number of mean and dirty dependants, whose office it was to attend the sculleries etc. Of these (for in the lowest deep there was a lower still) the most forlorn wretches seem to have been selected to carry coals to the kitchens. To this smutty regiment… the people, in derision, gave the name of black-guards” (Ben Johnson, ‘Love Restored’, 1612) The lowest-of-the-low in a traditional Royal household, the black-guard was responsible for carrying coals […]

Jenna Finch (UK)

Jenna Finch Jenna Finch performed at Hitparaden 2 Together with Simon Raven she performed “Blackguards” Jenna Finch played in ”Rainham Sheds” and ”Disabled Avant-garde” og performed with Katherine Araniello in “Lady Killers” http://www.jennafinch.co.uk