Joshua Sofaer

Works with Live Art Denmark
2010: “Talk” lecture at Samtalekøkken
2018: Residency in collaboration with Statens Teaterskole

Talk
“Talk” was a hugely entertaining lecture on Joshua’s own development as an artist and some of the projects he realised that he presented at Samtalekøkken in October 2010.

The video is in three parts. The first part of the lecture can be seen below, parts two and three here and here respectively.

Residency
In a collaboration between Live Art Denmark and Statens Teaterskole we invited him back for a residence in January and February 2018. During this stay, he offered his coaching program called Coaching Conversations to artists. It offered an opportunity for artists to ‘rethink’, ‘progress’, and ‘unblock’ their practice during a one-to-one conversation with Joshua, who is also a accredited Relational Dynamics Coach.

Coaching Conversations uses the principles of coaching to move creative ideas forward. Unlike therapy which tends to look to the past for causes, or tutoring which tends to offer advice, coaching is forward and action focussed. The principle of coaching is that any form of solution imposed from the outside is unlikely to be sustainable and that it is rather the job of the coach to help the coachee find solutions for themselves. Joshua has been using coaching alongside mentoring and peer-to-peer learning to support artists.

About the Artist
Joshua Sofaer (1972) is an artist who is centrally concerned with modes of collaboration and participation. Often with an irreverent use of humour, he plays with established forms of production, appropriating and reconfiguring the chat show, competition, lecture, or museum display.

More info on Joshuas’s 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.