Sophie Dupont (DK)

Sophie Dupont Works for Live Art Denmark 2011: Performance with Mathias Kryger at Samtalekøkken 2015: “Heavy  Light” at Kulstof 15 Duo Performance The performance Sophie showed with Mathias Kryger at Samtalekøkken  was developed in a collective process. Togetyher they created costumes of found and cheaply bought materials and silent physical situations reminiscent of dance performances from early Avantgarde and Dada as well as from contemporary dance and theatre. Donning red wigs that obscure their faces, they moved slowly in the sparse light of a video projection that showed again and again the same sequence of historical film material: a female knife thrower performs, placing her knives precariously close to a […]

Random People (UK/DE)

Random People Work for Live Art Denbmark 2012: Presentation of the group at Salon Saloon Presentation Daniel Ladnar and Esther Pilkington from Random People presented some of their performative works in our living room. About the Artists random people was founded by Daniel Ladnar and Esther Pilkington in Aberystwyth in 2007 as a platform for collaborative projects in the field of performance. Currently, random people are based in Hamburg. In 2013, they co-founded irreality.tv to produce interventionist and participatory television projects. For many years and many projects, they have also worked closely with the collective geheimagentur. Collaboration for us is not only a mode of production, but always also an […]

Sofie Vollquarz Lebech (DK)

Sofie Vollquarz Lebech Work for Live Art Denmark 2013: “(In)visibility” at Samtalekøkken (In)visibility We invited Sofie to perform at our Samtalekøkken at Kunsthal Nikolaj. In her performance, she investigated (in)visibility. For a long first part of the performance, Sofie sat at a table in front of a laptop, her face and body obscure, in the shadows. Behind her, phrases are projected on to a large  screen. They add up to a meditation on invisibility, identity, presence. We read in total silence. The last words that light up on the screen are: Light, costume, movement, emotion, voice. So theatre is introduced. Sofie finally gets up. She shines a floodlight into the […]

Sian Robinson Davies (UK)

Siân Robinson Davies We’re going to start with some assumptions,because that’s where we always start.However, we will try to get further,even if all we end up with is lies and nonsense. Works for Live Art Denmark2011: “Expectations” at Samtalekøkken2014: DIVA residency, Stand Up performances ExpectationsAt Samtalekøkkenet in November 2011, Siân presented “Expectations”. Dressed as a clown, she asked the audience about their expectations of “performance art” in general, and her performance in particular, and then proceeded to try to fulfill them. The performance was reviewed by the major Danish daily newspaper Politikken. The review (Danish only) can (not) be found here. Stand Up PerformancesIn September and October 2014, Siân stayed […]

Showcase Beat Le Mot (DE)

Showcase Beat Le Mot Works for Live Art Denmark2009: “Vote Zombie Andy Beuyz” at Berliner Luft 42015: “Offside” at Live Art for Børn 2 Vote Zombie Andy BeuyzThe four members of Showcase Beat Le Mot, 50ish boyband members of Gießen pedigree, performed “Vote Zombie Andy Beuyz” at our fourth Berliner Luft festival. Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys, great white art men of the 20th century, were conjured up as checkered shirted zombies in a carefully outfitted haunted house, a space populated by wild and free associations on money, markets and the European Union, constructed from some debris found in the ruins of Western theatre. OffsideFor Live Art for Børn 2 […]

She She Pop (DE)

She She Pop Work for Live Art Denmark 2005: “Warum tanzt ihr nicht?” at Berliner Luft 2 in Kanonhallen Warum tanzt ihr nicht? The ballroom is a promise, a place of great anticipations and secret desires and – as desires so often do not suffice – a place of hidden plans, old and new strategies and their spectacular staging. She She Pop turned the theatre space into a dance floor and showed the ballroom with all its myths as a pitfall of pathetically exaggerated expectations. Fantasy and reality diverged dramatically: Every dancer – prom queen, wallflower, gentleman or gate crasher – was caught in their role. The audience moved back […]

Seimi Nørregaard (DK)

Seimi Nørregaard Works with Live Art Denmark 2011: Samtalekøkken in installation “SET UP” at Dansehallerne 2014: “Hulerum” at Live Art for Børn 2 SET-UP In December 2011, our Samtalekøkken took place in Seimi’s total-installation “SET UP” at Dansehallerne, then located at the former Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen. The audience was immersed in a landscape of fabric, tents and tables. The work served as a perfect backdrop for our event, and afterwards art critic Matthias Borello from kunsten.nu reviewed the work as a new installment of our series of live reviews. The following video takes you on a walk through the installation: And this one presents Matthias’ take on it: Hulerum […]

Sara Hamming (DK)

Sara Hamming Work for Live Art Denmark2012: “Good Food” for Samtalekøkken Good FoodFor her performance at our Samtalekøkken, Sara presented a buffet. The Food was carefully prepared to look already half-eaten. Regardless of the looks, all the good food on the buffet was consumed by a hungry audience. Afterwards, Sara revealed the intention of the work in a performance lecture: It investigated the social phenomena of the buffet and the fine line between attraction and disgust. About the ArtistSara Hamming is a performance artist and performance writer living in Copenhagen. She receives continuous funding from the National Arts Foundation for projects and is a member of Independent Performing Artists and […]

Sanna Albjørk (DK)

Sanna Albjørk Works for Live Art Denmark 2013: “Solo Show #1 – A Lecture Performance for the Big Other” at Samtalekøkken Solo Show #1 – A Lecture Performance for the Big Other In April 2013, Sanna performed “Solo Show #1 – A Lecture Performance for the Big Other” at Samtalekøkken at Nikolaj Kunsthal. In this her first solo piece, she outlines her thoughts, hopes and inhibitions about becoming a performance artist after not long before receiving her university degree in theatre studies. She pointedly sketches out the greatly different attitudes and conditions that men and women are confronted with, trying to make art. About the Artist Sanna Albjørk is a […]