Kabir Carter Work for Live Art Denmark 2011: Performance for Mary Paterson’s workshop. Performance Kabir created a sound performance in the context of our first seminar on performative writing with Mary Paterson. His work, a soundpiece featuring live processing of sounds picked up from the building of Warehouse 9 where the seminar took place, was reviewed directly during the process by Mary and participants of her workshop. About the Artist Kabir Carter’s work moves between performance and installation, and has been exhibited and featured at Galerija Škuc, Ljubljana (2011); PiST Interdisciplinary Project Space, Istanbul (2011); the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York (2011); Inter […]
ALISON KNOWLES (US) Works by Live Art Danmark: 2018: “Make a Salad” at Live Art for Children “Make a Salad” 100 people work together to make a delicious salat! For the 2018 edition of our festival Live Art for Children, we recreated a famous Fluxus work by Alison Knowles. She performed her score Proposition #2, Make a Salad for the first time in London 1962, and we recreated the work in Odense 2018, mixing and eating more than 100 kg of salad with a large group of adults and children. About the artist Alison Knowles (born 1933) is an American visual artist known for installations, performances, soundworks, and publications. Knowles […]
Nosaj Thing Played for Live Art Denmark 2013: DJ set at Hitparaden 1 DJ Set Nosaj Thing played a DJ Set and it looked like this: About the Artist Nosaj Thing (born Jason Chung) is an American record producer based in Los Angeles, California. He has produced tracks for artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Busdriver, and most recently, Chance the Rapper. Continue reading on Wikipedia, or listen in on Soundcloud.
Christopher Kline Works with Live Art Denmark2015 “O.K. – The Musical (Run-Through)” at Live Art for Børn 2, Arken, Ishøj. O.K. – The Musical (Run Through)O.K. is an ongoing project based around the history and lore of Kline’s hometown Kinderhook, New York. O.K. synthesizes and expands on Kinderhook’s mythology and attempts to construct a fresh overview of local history through the exposition of historical documents, videos, replicas, interpretive research, and collaborations with local students, craftspeople, filmmakers, and other community members. Central to the overall project is the creation of a community theatre musical which develops and expands through various exhibitions, performances and workshops internationally. The format of a theatre musical […]
Panoply Performance Laboratory Work for Live Art Denmark 2013: “Any Size Mirror is a Dictator” at Hitparaden 1 Any Size Mirror is a Dictator For our first Hitparaden festival of performance art, Panoply Performance Laboratory, in their own words “actualized a framework from their current long-form social performance in progress, Any Size Mirror is a Dictator, a relational opera of refractions and “inaccurate” reflections”. Outside in a rainy Copenhagen night, performers Valerie Kuehne, Brian McCorkle and Esther Neff transformed the complex theoretical theorems of their personal libretti into weird, striking images, invloving the audience into micro rituals, performed with everyday objects like a ketchup bottle and a meat tenderizer, ice cubes […]
Thomas Altheimer Work for Live Art Denmark 2011: Lecture about the “Case against Nielsen” at Samtalekøkken The Case against Nielsen We invited Thomas to one of our Samtalekøkken events in early 2011. He used the opportunity to tell the story of his court case against Claus Beck-Nielsen, who allegedly stole his identity in the book “Suverænen”. Nielsen and Altheimer worked and travelled together on a series of rather radical peformative excursions, which Nielsen used as content for some of his books, fictionalising Thomas’ real name, address, family etc. It is a convoluted story of a love-hate relationship between two of the most mysterious protagonists of the contemporary Copenhagen art scene, […]
Robin Deacon Works for Live Art Denmark 2011 “The Argument against the Body” at Samtalekøkken 2014 “White Balance: A History of Video” and “Spectacle: A Portrait of Stuart Sherman” at Hitparaden 2 The Argument against the Body Robin Deacon performed “The Argument against the Body” at Samtalekøkken in Warehouse 9 in February 2011. It is a complex meditation on the ancient mind-body dualism, one of the oldest and utterly unsolvable philosophical conundrums: What am I, my mind or my body? He applies this question to the relationship between performer and audience. An entertaining and very smart lecture performance, the video of which can still be seen at Youtube, even though […]
Richard Foreman In 1999, Gritt Uldall-Jessen and Henrik Vestergaard organized a performance of New York City independent theatre legend Richard Foreman’s play “Hotel Fuck” in Copenhagen. The presentation was accompanied by a seminar about the work of the seminal director. In 2007 they established the Open Source Theater and brought Richard Foreman and Sophie Haviland from The Bridge Project back to Denmark to lead a long, intense workshop at Odsherred Theater. As Live Art Denmark did not yet exist at the time, these were not strictly speaking production by Live Art Denmark, but the spirit was the same! General information about Richard Foreman’s work can be found here.
Plan B Work for Live Art Denmark 2009: “A Bicycle Made for You” at Berliner Luft 4 A Bicycle Made for You A special Copenhagen version of their tandem riding performance was created by the Berlin based performance duo Plan B. Each spectator was greeted by one of the performers and led to a tandem that is held stationary in a bike stand. The other performer is already on the front seat of the tandem, ready to go. Hanging on their back is a small screen, site of the film performance. For the Copenhagen version created for “Berliner Luft 4”, Plan B asked the city’s cycle couriers for all the […]
Open Source Food Work for Live Art Denmark 2011: Presentation of the group’s work and dinner Group Presentation What better guests for Samtalekøkken than Open Source Food, who like us in our performance community building project, combine art, social engagement and excellent cooking in their work. In April 2011, members of the group presented their foraging, political activism and served a meal to the audience. About the Artists Open Source Food was initiated by André Amtoft (DK/US) and Arendse Krabbe (DK/FR) in 2010. Both work within various collaborative and interdisciplinary constellations. They engage a wide variety of media and often take a conceptual and educational approach to sociologically informed themes. […]