Jette Hye Jin Mortensen

Jette Hye Jin Mortensen, born 1980 in Korea and adopted to Denmark. In her works, her autobiography is opened up as artistic material, and herself as performative, corporeal site for gestural drama.Text and manuscripts often surrounds the works, displayed alongside the actual projects as a reminder of the “hidden text”: the ideological, cultural web that surrounds any work of art.

For Samtalekøkkenet, January 2011, she showed her video work “Tell it the way they tell it” and talked about it:

It was live-reviewed by Mette Garfield, Teater 1:

January 2012, she performed “Songbook”:


Om 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.