Kjersti G. Andvig (NO)

Kjersti G. Andvig Work for Live Art Denmark2012 “I swear on the Stone” at Samtalekøkken I swear on the StoneKjersti G. Andvig presented her ongoing project “I swear on the Stone” at Samtalekøkken in September 2012.The work aims to give soul to inanimate objects. An important point of reference for it are hadith – records of the words, actions, and the silent approval of the Islamic prophet Muhammad – about the kaaba, the Black Stone in Mecca, that is the most sacred place to muslims and surrounded by many myths. Many of the projects diverse manifestations have been sound installations, often with stones functioning as speakers, others have been sculptures […]

Kurt Johannessen (NO)

Kurt Johannessen Works for Live Art Denmark 2012: Performance at Samtalekøkken 2015: Two Performances at Live Art for Kids 2 in Scania. Performance The performance Kurt presented at our Samtalekøkkenet in October 2012 can be read as a study in flies and spiders. As you can witness in the video below, Kurt engages in performance art in the most classic sense of the word, placing and exploring his materials with utmost care and attention. Suspense is created by the intricate relations between his calm movements and the carefully chosen objects – small glass bowls and dead insects among them – that he displays in the impressive historical space of Nikolaj […]

Kristoffer Raasted (DK)

Kristoffer Raasted Works for Live Art Denmark 2013: “Opadstræbende Linjer” at Alt_CPH 2013: “Elektriske Guitarer” at Samtalekøkken with Claus Haxholm Opadstræbende Linjer The video below shows Kristoffer’s performance “Opadstræbende Linjer” from the program we curated for Alt_Cph 2013. The title translates roughly to “lines striving upwards“. With this performance, the artist tries to share a religious experience he had not long before. He describes it as a knowledge that cannot be related to any specific religion or confession. He also points out the importance of keep asking oneself the big, metaphysical questions. Also in the year 2013. What we actually see is intense work with a small array of everyday […]

Kristján Ingimarsson (IS/DK)

Kristján Ingimarsson Work for Live Art Denmark 2011 “Fools of the World, Unite” at Samtalekøkken Fools of the World, Unite A clown program with Kristján dressed up as a super hero, animating the audience to take back their creative freedom and wave red flags with yellow flowers on them. About the Artist Kristján Ingimarsson (b. 1968). Originally from Iceland. Moved to Denmark in 1992. Trained, among other places, at the School of Stage Arts (the actors’ school at the performance art theatre Cantabile 2, DK), 1997. Founder and artistic director of Kristján Ingimarsson Company (1998), as well as freelance director, actor and performer. Kristján is a multitalented artist in the […]

Klaus B (DK)

Klaus B Works with Live Art Denmark 2013: DJ at Hitparaden 1 Legendary hardcore DJ Klaus B played a couple of DJ sets at Hitparaden 1. About the Artist Klaus B has frequented the darkest corners of the Copenhagen House and Techno underground since the late 1980’s. While trends have come and gone, Klaus B continuously strived for new ideas and at the same time maintained his stable musical base. His wide-spread knowledge of a multitude of genres, not least the global Hardcore scene, enables him to permanently incorporate new musical currents into his repertoire. In addition to almost 27 years of experience as a DJ, event maker, booker, reviewer […]

Jette Hye Jin Mortensen (DK/KR)

Jette Hye Jin Mortensen Works for Live Art Denmark 2011: “Tell It the Way They Tell It”, Samtalekøkken 2016: “Songbook”, Samtalekøkken Tell It the Way They Tell It At Samtalekøkkenet in January 2011, she showed her video work “Tell it the way they tell it” and spoke about how she produced it on equal terms with her mixed team of Danish art and video professionals to subvert the expectations of art institutions in her “foreign” gaze as a Korean born adoptee to Denmark. Live Review At Samtalekøkken, we invited art experts to live-review the performances. Jette’s presentation was live-reviewed by Mette Garfield of Teater 1. Hear her speak Danish in […]

Jörn Burmester Wium (DE/DK)

Jörn Burmester Wium Works with Live Art Denmark 2009 “My Last Performance” for the launch of our book about the Berliner Luft festivals 2011 DIVA Artist in residence, “Performance Art is live, Theatre ist Death” 2011 “Random Rants”, Acts festival Roskilde 2011 “Rambo Revisionist” at Samtalekøkken 2014 “Teotwawki” and presentation of Performer Stammtisch at Hitparaden 2 My Last Performance When we presented the book about our four Berliner Luft festivals at Warehouse 9 in November 2009, Jörn performed  “My Last Performance”. Reading from 200 index cards what “this, his last performance” should or should not contain, explore, deal with and address, he created a personal performance in the mind of each […]

Julie Andree T. (CA)

Julie Andree T Works for Live Art Denmark 2013: “Nature Morte” for Hitparaden 1 Nature Morte Julie works with a small array of visually striking materials. A large red piece of drywall, blue paint and her signature blue sticks among them. Most amazing is a collection of small bones. We seem to recognize a monkey’s hand, maybe a cat’s torso. She connects the bones to build a kind of fetish that is attached to the red board. Using a length of rope that runs through the rig on the ceiling of the theatre, she struggles to lift the heavy board, which seems to weigh roughly as much as the performer, […]

Joshua Sofaer (UK)

Joshua Sofaer Works with Live Art Denmark 2010: “Talk” lecture at Samtalekøkken 2018: Residency in collaboration with Statens Teaterskole Talk “Talk” was a hugely entertaining lecture on Joshua’s own development as an artist and some of the projects he realised that he presented at Samtalekøkken in October 2010. The video is in three parts. The first part of the lecture can be seen below, parts two and three here and here respectively. Residency In a collaboration between Live Art Denmark and Statens Teaterskole we invited him back for a residence in January and February 2018. During this stay, he offered his coaching program called Coaching Conversations to artists. It offered […]

Joakim Stampe (S)

Joakim Stampe Work for Live Art Denmark 2012: “Daddy’s Flag in Red, White and Fire” at Samtalekøkken Daddy’s Flag in Red, White and Fire After moving the audience to positions he desires, Joakim unfolds a large red cloth. Loud opera music plays while he places a bucket of white paint on the cloth, dips his foot in it and proceeds to mark the two white lines of the Danish flag by walking the length of the cloth. With the Danish flag completed, he moves to a piece of brown paper attached to one wall of the space, and paints on it with an invisible fluid. The lights go out, he […]