Frans Jacobi

Frans Jacobi (1960) is a Danish visual artist with a background in sculpture. His works are often staged spaces or scenographic installations which use sound effects and simple visual means to create an atmosphere and a simulated milieu.

For Samtalekøkkenet, April 2011, he performed and directed “Silent Stand” from his performance series “The Aesthetics of Resistance”:

”Introducing Goldman’ is a solo-performance by Frans Jacobi. ‘Goldman’ is something as obvious as a figuration of the elusive powerstructures of global economy. If the real powers behind capitalisms world dominance remains obscure and abstract – almost impossible to identify and relate to – Goldman will give these complex alghoritmic financial mechanisms a visible body. ‘Introducing Goldman’ is part of the first round of performances establishing the new performance-group SYNSMASKINEN, established by Frans Jacobi in may 2014. SYNSMASKINEN will adress the current global crisis in its various manifestations. ‘Goldman’ is one of the figures that will appear in the coming productions of SYNSMASKINEN along with other figures such as ‘The Angry Other’. Performed at Hitparaden 2


Frans Jacobi is a visual artist, working with performance since 2002. Jacobi often works with large scale, multilayered performances with many participants. The style is narrative, theatrical and political. His first performance was the remake of BETONHJERTET, a rockopera by the danish Røde Mors. In 2007 he staged a play by Bertolt Brecht as a 3hour solo-performance. The performance cycle ‘Aesthetics of Resistance’ consisting of 8 large-scale performances in various sites in and around Copenhagen 2008-2012, was the central part of his artistic phd at Malmø Art Academy / Lunds University. Jacobi currently works as professor in timebased art / performance at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway.

Om liveart_dk blev grundlagt i 2004 for at udvikle miljøet for live art og performancekunst i Danmark igennem nytænkende koncepter og projekter. Siden 2004 har organiseret 10 store internationale festivals for børn og voksne, og over 40 andre events – Samtalekøkkener, bogudgivelser, video serier, symposier, residenser og mere indenfor kunst, kritik og dokumentation.