Mette Kit Jensen (DK)

Mette Kit Jensen Work for Live Art Danmark 2013 “Fortællinger fra lukkede rum” at Hitparaden 1 Fortællinger fra lukkede rum At our first Hitparaden festival, Mette performed the performance lecture that can be seen in the video below, in Danish. One point of reference for the work is the German 19th century writer Karl May, famous for writing numerous adventure stories set in the Wild West and other colonised regions of the world. But she also took the audience into the rather bizarre world of the Native American reenactment camps that existed in the GDR. These, she claimed, were so popular because spending time there was mostly an excuse for […]

Melanie Jame Wolf (AU)

Melanie Jame Wolf Work for Live Art Danmark 2013 “This Time You’re Winning” at Hitparaden 1 This Time You’re Winning In her performance “This Time You’re Winning”, Melanie Jame offered multiple audiences of one spectator each an opportunity to say what they had always wanted to say, but hadn’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 Danmark 2011 Duo performance with Sophie Dupont at Samtalekøkken Duo Performance The piece Mathias Kryger performed with Sophie Dupont at Samtalekøkken was developed in a collective process. Together they created costumes from found and cheaply bought materials and invented a series of physical situations that contained elements reminiscent of dance performances from early Avantgarde and Dada, contemporary dance and theatre. Donning red wigs that obscure their faces, the duo move silently in the sparse light of a video projection that shows the same sequence of historical film material again and again: a female knife thrower performs, placing her knives precariously close to the body […]

Mark Harvey (NZ)

Mark Harvey Works with Live Art Danmark 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, marking a path 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 […]

Marcus Coates (UK)

Marcus Coates Work at Live Art Danmark 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 Danmark 2010 Performance Lecture for Samtalekøkken, with Molly Haslund 2019 “Beastie” at Live Art for Børn 6 and Performance Recipies at Copenhagen Contemporary Performance Lecture In November 2010, Gary Winters , one half of the Lone Twin performance duo, at the time in transition from performance art to theatre makers, came to Copenhagen to present their work at Samtalekøkken. With the support of Molly Haslund, who was a performer in Lone Twin Theatre, he talked about how he and his partner Gregg Whelan met as art students, their collaboration as artists, illustrated by videos and slides of their work. Molly played the Ukulele to […]

Line Skywalker Karlström (S)

Line Skywalker Karlström Works for Live Art Danmark 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 This performance by Line Skywalkerm, presented at Samtalekøkkenet in December 2011, was a new durational work, created for the occasion and running for three hours. We participate in a poetic, physical, semi-improvised ritual that moves  between different installations, groups of materials and nests, in the large open space of Carlsberg Hall. The work is based on the size and character of the room, animals, nature, and materials. (Leaving) Nest is performed as a […]

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (PH/DK)

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen Works for Live Art Danmark 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, 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 titled […]

Leena Kela (FIN)

Leena Kela Works with Live Art Danmark 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 how-to self-help performance on 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 used in a short performance action. Many of the materials are […]

Karl Stampes (SE/DK)

Karl Stampes Works with Live Art Denmark 2003 “Radarmen from the Moon” aboard the 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. Ben, Rør og Stampes 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 […]