Gwendoline Robin

Works for Live Art Denmark
2013 2 performances for Hitparaden 1.

Performance 1
These are some images by Malle Madsen from Gwendoline’s first performance for our festival Hitparaden 1. Exposing her body to fire and explosives is probably the part of Gwendoline’s work that she is most known for.

Photo: Malle Madsen

Photo: Malle Madsen

Photo: Malle Madsen

Photo: Malle Madsen

Performance 2
The following video shows both of her performance at the festival. While the fireworks performance lastet only a few minutes, from 3:30 on the video you can follow the slow, almost meditative progression of her second performance, circling a small mound of black earth with long delicate glass pipes. But alas, this one, too, has an explosive finale.

About the Artist
In the work of Gwendoline Robin we are always confronted with immediacy, a report to the present moment given by the suddenness of the explosion, the essence of fire and smoke evanescence. The spectator will be confronted with surprise, fear, danger, relief, to wonder too, and humor. In her recherche we will almost always find an instant presence of herself as a moving performer sustained by diverse materials.

More info can be found on her website.

Om liveart_dk

Liveart.dk was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.