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 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” at Alt_CPH 13 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 At Hitparaden 2 he performed “Institutional Classics” with his band Disabled Avant-Garde, […]