Jakob Jakobsen

Work for Live Art Denmark
2011: “Byggeren overgiver sig aldrig” at Samtakekøkken.

Byggeren overgiver sig aldrig
For Samtalekøkkenet in November 2011, he performed a live radio play: “Byggeren overgiver sig aldrig” (translates roughly to “the builder never gives up”) in collaboration with Anders Remmer. The performance of this radical piece (both in content and in sound-aethetics) on riots and questions around who owns the city can be seen and heard in the video below.

About the Artist
Jakob Jakobsen (f. 1965) studied at the Royal Art Academy of Copenhagen from 1989 to 1995. He is active as a visual artist, activist, writer, curator and teacher. He was involved in the foundation of the artists collective and magazine Koncern in Copenhagen (1989-1993) and in Info Centre in London (1998-1999).

Read more on Jakob’s website. An extensive article in Danish about his political art work from the magazine kunsten.nu can be found here.

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.