Carola Lehmann (DE)

Carola Lehmann Work for Live Art Danmark 2007 “Mickey Mouse på Sigtekornet” at Berliner Luft 3 Mickey Mouse på Sigtekornet “Mickey Mouse in the Cross Hairs” is a travelogue inspired by a journey to New York and Washington that Carola Lehmann undertook to find, meet and film American artists and activists who work in the traditions of the political resistance movements of the 1960s and 70s. She was particularly interested in the “Yippies”, known for loosely structured, gentle and humorous actions in public space. Carola Lehmann found and interviewed, for example, the artist who directed four actors to ask silly questions on tours of the White House in Washington. She […]

Christian Falsnaes (DK/DE)

Christian Falsnaes Works for Live Art Danmark 2011 Performance Lecture, Samtalekøkkenet 2013 “Fulfilling Your Expectations”, Hitparaden 1 2014 “Existing Things (2010)” at Samtalekøkken/Madhouse Helsinki 2014 “Now and Then” video performance for Now and Again 2019/21 “Surface Memory” as part of Playing Up Performance Lecture For our Samtalekøkken, Christian improvised a performance lecture about two of his own performances, which he presented on video. The first performance, a collaboration with the Zurich based Danish artist Søren Berner, was called “First Person”.  The performers lead small groups of audience through an abandoned building and confront them close up with a wild mix of text, physical action and video projection. The audience, as […]

Christine Schörkhuber (AT)

Christine Schörkhuber Works for Live Art Danmark 2012 “Tangency” at Salon Saloon. Tangency Salon Saloon was a series of performances we curated in our living room. For their sound piece “Tangency”, Christine Schörkhuber and Veronika Mayer used contact mikrophones to make the sounds of the space, our walls and lamps, and their own bodies audible. About the Artist Born in 1982, studied video/videoinstallation at the Academy of Visual Arts in Vienna. She works as installation artist, musician, video producer and organizer. Interested in interdisciplinary crossovers in soundart, visual art, collective operating processes and in political context, she also works as a member of the management board of  IG Kultur Austria […]

Christopher Hewitt (UK)

Christopher Hewitt Works with Live Art Danmark 2007 Performance Art Juke Box at Berliner Luft 3 Since 2010 Video documentation of Samtalekøkken 2012 Critical summary of performances at Samtalekøkken, Nikolaj Tower Session, CPH 2013/14 Video documentation of both Hitparaden Festivals. Christopher has been one of our most valuable collaborators over the years. Next to being one of the best and most experienced video documentarists in the field, he has continuoiusly assisted Live Art Denmark in building our network for the performative arts in Denmark and far beyond by generously sharing his knowledge and experience. Performance Art Jukebox Christopher opens his laptop and via a projection allows us a glimpse of […]

CoreAct (DK)

CoreAct Works for Live Art Danmark 2010 “Undgåelsens bevægelighed”, Samtalekøkken Undgåelsens bevægelighed/Reflections “Reflection” is a poetic performance installation in the urban space. It is also a colorful sculpture, lighting up public places. As a poetic interpretation it addresses the issue of daily choices or lack thereof, and their consequences to our common future. The colorful glasshouse is inhabited by two performers who portray everyday dilemmas and lifestyle paradoxes in a subtle manner. They have lost the ability to meaningfully discriminate, and are trapped in a long chain of procrastination, mirroring our current social patterns. The colorful glasshouse sculpture was created by internationally renowned sculptor Tom Fruin from New York who […]

Chuck Morris (CH/DK)

Chuck Morris Works for Live Art Danmark 2011 “Souvereines” (excerpt) at Samtalekøkken. Souvereines Announced as a “royal-blue revelation for the masses”, the duo Chuck Morris transforms itself into the Coming Queen in this choreographical performance. We witness two performers spinning slowly through the darkened space of Warehouse 9, bound together by the the bare bones of the queen’s royal habit. We follow them while they retell, or maybe make real by pronouncing them, the steps to queendom and sovereignty while they gradually complete the royal gown. Their voices merge into one, drift into chanting, acquire a dreamlike quality at times. In the final scene, the new queen, bathed in red […]

Claudia Splitt (DE)

Claudia Splitt Works for Live Art Danmark2007 “Recycle” at Berliner Luft 3 RecycleThe German singer and performer Claudia Splitt dissected love songs in this performance that explored the emotional reality behind the seeming shallowness of famous love songs. Claudia appeared dressed like a 1950s pin up model, draped over a large suitcase on an otherwise empty stage, reminiscent of a doll who was going through the extreme emotional states of a break up. Her song “Recycle” was studded with allusions to famous love songs, thus integrating herself into a long line of pop culture artists. On a video with German subtitles the song was repeated, and in between the numbers […]

Brian Catling (UK)

Brian Catling Work for Live Art Danmark 2013 Performance at Samtalekøkken, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Performance Standing to the side of the stage, or the area were the audience focusses their attention because a video is projected, Brian starts his performance by hiding his head between his hands, like someone in distress. The gesture slowly merges into others. His fingers move around his head and we feel we might see devil’s horns or a vampire’s fangs. From a pocket of his impeccable black suit, he produces a disposable camera, and in slow, ceremonial gestures, reminding us of an uncanny if not too skillful magician, he proceeds to snap pictures of audience […]

Torben Sangild (DK)

Torben Sangild Works With Live Art Denmark2010 Live review at Samtalekøkken2014 Discussion of his review of “Live art for børn 1”2016 “Hot Potato”, collaboration with David Sebastián Lopez Restrepo for COLAB Copenhagen Live Review of “Undgåelsens Bevægelighed”Undgåelsens Bevægelighed was an installation in public space by the Danish performance duo CoreAct. In Copenhagen it was shown next to the Black Diamond, the extension of the Royal Library. In October 2010, we challenged Torben to get up on stage and deliver the first one of our series of live reviews that became an central part of our performance art series Samtalekøkken. His performative review, which lead to an interesting discussion of, among […]

Anya Liftig (US)

Anya Liftig Work for Live Art Danmark 2013 “Bad Salad” at Hitparaden 1 Bad Salad There’s a long line of performances that deal with human-animal relationships and cross-collaboration in Anya’s work . For her 10 minute performance in the courtyard of the venue of both Hitparaden, Pumpehuset in the center of Copenhagen, she expanded the scope of her often intimate relations with non-human organisms to the ingredients of a salad. Emitting sounds of fear and pain she shredded a head of iceberg lettuce, a bunch of carrots and various other vegetables using no tools, but her hands, teeth and other parts of her body. Her ferocious action transformed the usually […]