Mette Kit Jensen (DK)

Mette Kit Jensen Work for Live Art Denmark 2013 “Fortællinger fra lukkede rum” at Hitparaden 1 Fortællinger fra lukkede rum Mette Kit Jensen performed the performance lecture that can be seen in the video below. One point of reference is German 19th century writer Karl May, who became famous for a large number of adventure stories set in the Wild West and other colonised regions of the world. About the Artist Mette Kit Jensen’s primary interest is in the sociological and inner topographical perceptions of public spaces. For the most part she has been working directly in public areas. Recently her main interest has been researching the historical relationship between […]

Melanie Jame Wolf (AU)

Melanie Jame Wolf Work for Live Art Denmark 2013: “This Time You’re Winning” at Hitparaden 1 This Time You’re Winning In her performance “This Time You’re Winning”, Melanie Jame invited her multiple audiences of one to take the opportunity to say words they always wanted to say, but didn’t. She elaborated: “You may have been carrying these words from an old argument, or a recent embarrassment. Perhaps they are for a lover, new or remembered. Or perhaps they are for a nemesis or a friend. Perhaps it happened yesterday. Or perhaps these words have been traveling restlessly beside you for many years or sleepless nights.” This Time You’re Winning offered […]

Mathias Kryger (DK)

Mathias Kryger Work for Live Art Denmark 2011: Duo performance with Sophie Dupont at Samtalekøkken Duo Performance Mathias Kryger performed with Sophie Dupont at Samtalekøkken. Their performance was developed in a completely collective work 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 move slowly in the sparse light of a video projection that shows again and again the same sequence of historical film material: a woman knife thrower performs, placing her knives precariously close to a small girl […]

Mark Harvey (NZ)

Mark Harvey Works with Live Art Denmark 2012: “Home Renovation” at Salon Saloon 2014: “Welcome Stop” and “Forward and Back” at Hitparaden 2 2016: “Entrance Party” and “Pssst” (with Leena Kela) at Live Art for Børn Home Renovation Salon Saloon was a series of performance events we organised at our home in the Vestrerbro district of Copenhagen. Mark’s first performance for Live Art Denmark was a site specific series of endurance based performative actions, leading through our apartment, all in close proximity to the audience. His entrance was especially memorable, when, lying on his stomach, he used a pair of toilet plungers to pull himself through the different rooms of […]

Marcus Coates (UK)

Marcus Coates Work at Live Art Denmark 2011: Video Works at Samtalekøkken Video Works At Samtalekøkken in December 2011, we presented a selection of Marcus’ video works until 2010. Long before it became a general trend in academia as well as across the visual and performing arts, Marcus has worked with the ideas of being or becoming an animal, or what today would be called  human-animal or human-non-human-animal relations. About the Artist Marcus, who was born in London in 1968, is well-known for his video works, which record the artist making shamanistic performances. These events tend to take place in municipal spaces such as offices or council housing buildings, and […]

Lone Twin (UK)

Lone Twin Work for Live Art Denmark 2010 Performance Lecture for Samtalekøkken, with Molly Haslund Performance Lecture In November 2010, Gary Winters , one half of the Lone Twin duo, then in transition from performance art to theatre makers, came to Copenhagen to present their work at Samtalekøkken. With the support of Molly Haslund, who worked with Lone Twin as a performer in their Lone Twin Theatre, he talked about how they met as art students, and showed video and slides of some of their work. Molly played the Ukulele to add some atmosphere to some of the videos, making it a musical performance lecture, that can be seen in […]

Line Skywalker Karlström (S)

Line Skywalker Karlström Works for Live Art Denmark 2011: “(leaving) Nest” at Samtalekøkken 2014: “Kroppen der stak af” at Live art for Børn 1 2015: “Finding the Lesbian Leak at the Louvre” at Kulstof 15 (leaving) Nest (leaving) Nest, presented at Samtalekøkkenet in December 2011 was a new durational work, created for the occasion abnd running for three hours. We participate in a poetic, physical, semi-improvised ritual that moves  between different installations, groups of materials and Nest, in the large open space of Carlsberg Hall. The work is based on the size and character of the room, animals and nature and materials. (Leaving) Nest is performed as a cleansing ritual. […]

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (PH/DK)

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen Works for Live Art Denmark 2010: “Artist’s Song” and “Manifesto” for Samtalekøkken 2013: Live Review of “Gaia” at Samtalekøkken/Wundergrund festival 2014: “Skin Stripping” for Now and Again 2017: “Mikado” at Live Art for Børn at S/H, Copenhagen Artist’s Song/Manifesto For Samtalekøkken, October 2010, she performed “Artists Song” and “Manifesto”. Set to enticing music and situated in the sparse light of a video projection of flashing white, neon-like lines, that move, join, and separate again, Lilibeth speak-sings her thoughts about how to enter art history while questioning whether the artists already inscribed in it are important reference points. Gaia – Live Review Lilibeth’s series of site specific performances […]

Leena Kela (FIN)

Leena Kela Works with Live Art Denmark 2012: “Performance Performance” at Samtalekøkken 2016: “Performance Alphabet” and “Pssst” (with Mark Harvey) at Live Art for Børn 3 Performance Performance In November 2012, Leena brought “Performance Performance”, a recipe for inventing and creating a performance from scratch in 30 minutes, to Samtalekøkken. Performance Alphabet In her “Performance Alphabet”, shown at Live Art for Børn 2016, Leena presents a large collection of materials and objects typical for performance art, organised and presented in the sequence of the letters of the alphabet from A to Z. Each object and material is engaged in a short performance action. Many of the materials are contaminated as […]

Karl Stampes (SE/DK)

Karl Stampes Works with Live Art Denmark 2003: “Radarmen from the Moon”, Stubnitz 2012: “Ben, Rør og Stampes” at Samtalekøkken 2014: “Karl Stampes Project” at Hitparaden 2 Radarmen from the Moon Karl Stampes and Henrik Vestergaard formed the band “Radarmen from the moon”. They played at “Looking for Johnny”, a performance club with music and live art on board the motorship Stubnitz. Karl performed at Samtalekøkkenet he performed with the band “Ben, Rør og Stampes”. Band members Anders Benmouyal, Peter Rørbæk and Karl Stampes develop new instruments and play on a variety of media, investigating the boundaries of art institutions in order to open up new possibilities for different and […]