Blizzard Concept

Blizzard Concept Works for Live Art Danmark 2022 “Neptunia” at Live Art for Børn, Aarhus Neptunia Kids were amazed to meet Neptunia, a circus plant that can actually dance. The French new circus and neo-magic group Blizzard Concept brought this completely unusual potted plant to Aarhus for us. She loooks like just another Schefflera Arboricola, but when on stage, she gently, but clearly visible to the naked eyes, sways to her very own rhythms. Even for the adventurous artists of Blizzard concept, it was a completely new and challenging experience to train a house plant. About Blizzard Concept In 2012, after graduating from Lido circus arts school, clown and juggler […]

Augusto Corrieri

Augusto Corrieri Works for Live Art Danmark 2022 “This is Not a Magic Show” and “You the Audience” at Live Art for Børn, Dokk 1, Aarhus. Augusto Corrieri came to the 2022 edition of our Live Art festival for children in Aarhus, and he brought not one, but 2 performances. Was it really Augusto who came? There was also a magician called Vincent Gambini, who looks very much like Augusto. This is not a Magic Show This was a magic show about magic. Vincent takes us on a magic journey, visiting the invisible mechanics, the clichés, and what magic tells us about theater and make believe. But the show was […]

David Thorlander

David Thorlander Work for Live Ar Danmark 2022 KuriositetR, 100 Videoworks for Live Art For Børn. KuriositetR Visitors to our Live Art festival for kids in Aarhus during the summer of 2022 would find monitors distributed all over DOKK1, an avantgarde building right by the harbor and the main venue of our festival. David had created 100 short magic non-verbal videos (one each day) which ran on the monitors in infinite loops. Each video featured a short action performed by David. They ranged from everyday activities (David drinking a glass of something was a recurring motive) to David handling classical magic props, like a deck of playing cards. Each video […]

Hesselholdt og Mejlvang

Hesselholdt og Mejlvang Work for Live Art Danmark 2022 Two Fools in a Sinking Boat, VR-installation at Friisland. Two Fools in a Sinking Boat We invited the Danish artist duo Hesselholdt og Mejlvang, consisting of Sofie Hesselholdt and Vibeke Mejlvang to make a VR-installation specifically for our project space Friisland. They delivered a performance in virtual reality. Their original work, “Two Fools in a Sinking Boat” was created for a single audience member at a time. The virutal reality presences of two fools (Hesselhold and Mejlvang in scary clowns costumes) circled the viewer inside Friisland art space, spewing rhymes and stanzas about the state of the earth on the brink […]

Liz Toonkel

Liz Toonkel Work for Live Art Danmark 2022 Magic for Animals at Live Art for Børn, Aarhus Magic for Animals Performer Liz Toonkel came  all the way from the US to join our 2022 edition of Live Art for Børn in Aarhus. With Magic for Animals she brought a one woman magic show about how humans treat animals, and one another. She fascinated her youthful audiences with a skillful use of magic, which helped her to address serious issues like animal rights, women’s rights, and human rights in playful and fun ways. About the Artist Liz is a performance artist, magician and filmmaker, and passionate about work that strives for […]

 Madeleine Andersson

 Madeleine Andersson Works for Live Art Danmark 2022 Petrosexuality at Friisland Live #4 Petrosexuality Madeleine was part of the fourth edition of our series of live events “Friisland Live”. She brought her performance lecture “Petrosexuality”, in which she speaks about her larger project of the same title, a massive exploration, in which she points out surprising systematic parallels between the heteronormativity and the fossile fuel addiction both still dominant in large parts of today’s societies of the Global North. Drilling, extraction and orgasmic, explosive discharges play some of the main roles on the fictional stage where the drama of this linguistic fantasy unfolds. There seems to be an entire subculture engaged […]

Marie Thams

Marie Thams Work for Live Art Danmark 2022 “aaarena” at Friisland Live #6 aaarena Marie performed her work “aaarena” at our sixth live art event out in Nordhavn, layering a Danish text over a soundscape created with voice as an instrument. The piece deals with questions around the body as an arena and tool in the accelerated and norm-setting working life – which shapes the experience of life, our ability to hear other than human-made mechanisms, our connectedness, and more. In her voice and speech-based performances, Marie Thams works with the potentials of the body and the individual in sociopolitical as well as individual terms, combining voice with personal and […]

Margaret Dragu

Margaret Dragu Works for Live Art Danmark 2022 “The New Akademy of Life and Performance Aktions” at Friisland Live #4 The New Akademy of Life and Performance Aktions We encountered wisdom expressed as small gems of performance art, expressed in a seemingly random sequence of actions, or, as the artists would have it “Aktions”. Margaret Dragu spend a week in Copenhagen in June of 2022 as a resdient guest artist with our friends from B&W Art and Support. Besides participating in two of their “Teach Each Other Mondays” and holding a series of daily open studio events at Forsøgsstationen, she found time to present this work in collaboration with her […]

Miao Jiaxin

Miao Jiaxin Work for Live Art Denmark 2022 Artist in Residency at Friisland, “A German Aufguss Sauna Ritual performed by a Chinese from the US”, live performance, “725 performance”, VR performance, “Chorus of Pulse” performance recipe for Performance Opskrifter. A German Aufguss Sauna Ritual performed by a Chinese from the US We loved this old school performance art piece with the artist engaging in a series of material explorations, including potentially dangerous and unhealthy ones, inviting audience participation, enduriong physically strenuous activities, and creating a giant mess. In March 2022 US-American performance artist Miao Jiaxin was the artist in residence at our project space Friisland. He contributed this live performance […]

Svend Sømod

Svend Sømod Work for Live Art Danmark 2022: “8 Hz: Brainwave Manipulation”, Live Art for Børn and VR installation at Friisland. 8 Hz: Brainwave Manipulation We invited by Danish visual artist Svend Sømod to participate in two of our projects in 2022. He presented two different version of his VR-work “8Hz: Brainwave Manipulation”, which uses the VR-technology to simulate the state of the brain during deep meditation. To achieve this, the viewers brain is manipulated into taking on a state similar to that of REM sleep by exposing the eyes to a series of flashes with the frequency of 8 Hz. First, we integrated Svend’s installation into the 2022 line […]