Open Dialogues (UK)

Mary Paterson Mary Paterson and Rachel Louis Clapham are the writers, critics and directors of “Open Dialogues – critical writing on and as performance”. For Samtalekøkkenet February 2011, Mary Paterson presented their work and general approach to performance art: In 2014 we had Mary patterson on a residency in Denmark. She curated the “Critics & Cocktail” Symposium at Overgaden and performed with NOTA http://open-dialogues.blogspot.dk/

Marcus Coates (UK)

Marcus Coates Marcus Coates (born London, 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 happen in front of members of the public. The viewer is left unsure as to Coates’ convictions, as the work oscillates between comedy and a proposition that art can be restorative. At Samtalekøkkenet December 2011, we presented a selection of Marcus Coates´ video works until 2010.  

Lone Twin (UK)

Lone Twin Led by artists Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters Lone Twin is one of Europe’s leading performance companies. Celebrated for creating a broad range of projects, from theatrical productions to participatory public events, the company’s work is regularly shown across the world to popular and critical acclaim. For Samtalekøkkenet, November 2010, Gary Winters presented Lone Twin in a musical performance lecture together with Molly Haslund:   http://www.lonetwin.com/

Joshua Sofaer (UK)

Joshua Sofaer Joshua Sofaer (1972) is an artist who is centrally concerned with modes of collaboration and participation. Often with an irreverent use of humour, he plays with established forms of production, appropriating and reconfiguring the chat show, competition, lecture, or museum display. He is invited for a residence in January and February 2018 in a collaboration between Liveart.dk and Scenekunstens Efteruddannelse (Statens Teaterskole). During this residence, he offers his coaching programme to artists: Coaching Conversations is an opportunity for artists to ‘rethink’, ‘progress’, and ‘unblock’ their practice during a one-to-one conversation with artist and PCT accredited Relational Dynamics Coach, Joshua Sofaer. Coaching Conversations uses the principles of coaching to […]

Gob Squad (DE/UK)

Gob Squad Gob Squad was founded in 1994. At the time, its members were students at Nottingham Trent University and the University of Giessen. They have made approximately 28 projects to date. They create mid-scale work that combines audience interaction with real-time video editing. The company often use popular culture to explore the complexities of everyday life. Gob Squad create and present work in urban spaces, theatres and galleries. Core members of Gob Squad are Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Sharon Smith, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost, and Simon Will; Eva Hartmann manages the group. In Copenhagen Erik Pold was a guest performer. At Berliner Luft 4 they presented “Gob Squad´s Kitchen” […]

Christopher Hewitt (UK)

Christopher Hewitt Christopher Hewitt is a former director of the “Live Art” department at ICA, London, and a initiator of “Performer Stammtisch Berlin”, a forum for the discussion and presentation of performative art. Liveart.dk presented his performance art Juke Box at Berliner Luft 3 Christopher Hewitt documented both Hitparade Festivals and some of the Samtalekkøkken nights. And he assisted Liveart.dk with guidance and concrete advice in building a forum and a network for performative art in Denmark; including Samtalekøkkenet. Amongst other things, he gave a critical summary of Samtalekøkkenets artists: Andrés Galeano, Joshua Sofaer, Robin Deacon, Florian Feigl and Sian Robinson Davies at Nikolaj Tower Session April 5 2012 Copenhagen – – – – – – – […]

Brian Catling (UK)

Brian Catling Brian Catling teaches Fine Art at the University of Oxford. His oeuvre spans performance art, painting, video, sculpture, poetry and books, and he organizes a yearly Christmas cabaret of performance art; Cabaret Melancholique. “I am obsessively engaged in the collision of separate activities that sometimes fuse together in a hybrid event – they being the writing of poetry, the constructing of sculptural installation and the action of performance. Most recently they have fetched up as video works.” For our Samtalekøkken, February 2013 he performed the following piece:

Andre Stitt (UK)

Andre Stitt Working almost exclusively in live and interdisciplinary art from 1976–2000, Stitt gained an international reputation for cutting edge, provocative and politically challenging work. His artistic concern is prevailingly that of communities and their dissolution, often relating to trauma, conflict and art as a redemptive proposition. He often relates this back to the city of Belfast and the ‘Troubles’ it was going through during his upbringing. His live performance and installation works have been presented at major museums, galleries and sites specific throughout the world. His work has been included in group exhibitions among others at MoMA PS1, New York (2000), Venice Biennale (2005), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art,Gateshead, United […]

Aaron Williamson (UK)

Aaron Williamson Aaron Williamson is an artist whose engagement with performance, objects, place and space is entirely transformed through the experience of becoming profoundly deaf over the course twenty years. Informed by this radical personal alteration, his art practice takes an interdisciplinary approach. At Alt_Cph 13 he performed “Activating the Wasteland”. Hence, his artistic projects remain open to innovation according to circumstance and he has explored working with performance, installation, photography, video, sculpture, text, choreography and digital art – often combining elements within one work. In the last ten years he has created performances, publications, installations and artist’s videos in Britain, Europe, Japan, Greenland, China and North America. At Hitparaden […]