Open Dialogues (UK)

Mary Paterson Works for Live Art Denmark 2011: Presentation of “Open Dialogues” at Samtalekøkken 2014: “Critics & Cocktails” and NOTA performance Open Dialogues Writers, critics and directors Mary Paterson and Rachel Louis Clapham jointly founded the writing collaboration “Open Dialogues – critical writing on and as performance”, which produces writing on and as performance. Mary was our guest for the first time in February 2011, when she presented their work and general approach to performance art at Samtalekøkken. Critics & Cocktails In 2014 we invited Mary back to Copenhagen for a residency. During her time here, she curated the “Critics & Cocktails” symposium at Overgaden Institut for Samtidskunst. We have […]

Marcus Coates (UK)

Marcus Coates Work at Live Art Denmark 2011: Video Works at Samtalekøkken Video Works At Samtalekøkken in December 2011, we presented a selection of Marcus’ video works until 2010. Long before it became a general trend in academia as well as across the visual and performing arts, Marcus has worked with the ideas of being or becoming an animal, or what today would be called  human-animal or human-non-human-animal relations. About the Artist Marcus, who was born in London in 1968, is well-known for his video works, which record the artist making shamanistic performances. These events tend to take place in municipal spaces such as offices or council housing buildings, and […]

Lone Twin (UK)

Lone Twin Work for Live Art Denmark 2010 Performance Lecture for Samtalekøkken, with Molly Haslund Performance Lecture In November 2010, Gary Winters , one half of the Lone Twin duo, then in transition from performance art to theatre makers, came to Copenhagen to present their work at Samtalekøkken. With the support of Molly Haslund, who worked with Lone Twin as a performer in their Lone Twin Theatre, he talked about how they met as art students, and showed video and slides of some of their work. Molly played the Ukulele to add some atmosphere to some of the videos, making it a musical performance lecture, that can be seen in […]

Joshua Sofaer (UK)

Joshua Sofaer Works with Live Art Denmark 2010: “Talk” lecture at Samtalekøkken 2018: Residency in collaboration with Statens Teaterskole Talk “Talk” was a hugely entertaining lecture on Joshua’s own development as an artist and some of the projects he realised that he presented at Samtalekøkken in October 2010. The video is in three parts. The first part of the lecture can be seen below, parts two and three here and here respectively. Residency In a collaboration between Live Art Denmark and Statens Teaterskole we invited him back for a residence in January and February 2018. During this stay, he offered his coaching program called Coaching Conversations to artists. It offered […]

Gob Squad (DE/UK)

Gob Squad Works for Live Art Denmark 2009: “Gob Squad’s Kitchen” at Berliner Luft 4 Gob Squad’s Kitchen The performance takes one of Warhol’s films, Kitchen, as its starting point. Nothing much happens in the original film yet it somehow encapsulates the hedonistic experimental energy of the swinging sixties. Learning lines was considered ‘old fashioned’ so the actors just hang around. Sex, drugs and wild parties are referred to but nothing in particular takes place. Gob Squad set themselves the task of reconstructing Kitchen and other Warhol films Eat, Sleep and Screen Test. How can they get it just right? How do they know if they’re going wrong? How did […]

Christopher Hewitt (UK)

Christopher Hewitt Works with Live Art Denmark 2007 Performance Art Juke Box at Berliner Luft 3 Since 2010 Documentation of Samtalekøkken 2012 Critical summary of performances at Samtalekøkken, Nikolaj Tower Session, Copenhagen 2013/14 Documentation of both Hitparaden Festivals. Christopher has continuoiusly assisted Live Art Denmark with guidance and advice in building a forum and a network for the performative arts in Denmark. Performance Art Jukebox Christopher opens his laptop and shows a selection of the comprehensive collection of performance art videos he has collected, and for the most part, shot, edited and produced himself. The audience is invited to choose what they would like to see, and Christopher spices up […]

Brian Catling (UK)

Brian Catling Work for Live Art Danmark 2013, Samtalekøkken, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Standing to the side of the stage, or the area were the audience focusses their attention because a video is projected, Brian starts his performance by hiding his head between his hands, like someone in distress. The gesture slowly merges into others. His fingers move around his head and we seem to see devil’s horns or a vampire’s fangs. From a pocket of his impeccable black suit, he produces a disposable camera, and in slow, ceremonial gestures, reminding us of an uncanny and not very skillful magician, he snaps pictures of audience members, interrupted by the sound of […]

Andre Stitt (UK)

Andre Stitt Work for Live Art Denmark2013: “Amnesia” at Hitparaden 1 AmnesiaThe first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary.”Schopenhauer “There’ll be people dying in this town who have never fucking died before”Stitt Through spoken word, text, sound and projected image Andre Stitt reflected on the place of performance art in his life. From his childhood and the civil conflict in Belfast, Northern Ireland, to a life spent travelling and making art around the world, Stitt considered how memory and recall, allegory, communal narrative, conflict, codes and myth inform the present. He used a microphone and projected images to create a monologue with […]

Aaron Williamson (UK)

Aaron Williamson Works with Live Art Danmark 2013: “Activating the Wasteland” for Alt_CPH 13 performance program 2014: “Institutional Classics” and “Demonstrating the World” at Hitparaden 2 Activating the Wasteland Aaron Williamson collaborated with Live Art Danmark for the first time as part of the performance program for Alt_CPH 13. He showed a site specific, durational piece, “Activating the Wasteland”, that explored an abandoned site on the outskirts of Copenhagen, as a frontier of the city, soon to disappear as it was to be developed with a high rise apartment block. Institutional Classics At Hitparaden 2 he performed “Institutional Classics” with his band Disabled Avant-Garde, that he founded and fronted together […]