Eric Andersen (DK)

Eric Andersen Works for Live Art Danmark2013 Organ Concert for Samtalekøkken at Nikolaj Kunsthall Fluxus Organ ConcertFluxus legend Eric Andersen produces an impressive drony wall of sound  on the large church organ at Nikolaj Kunsthall for our Samtalekøkken in April 2013. The performance was part of his own retrospective solo-exhibition in the former church in the medieval center of Copenhagen, where Eric performed in one of the first Fluxus concerts in Denmark ever during Festum Fluxorum in 1962.   About the ArtistEric Andersen has been a pioneer in the field of performance art, installation and InterMedia and was one of the founders of the Fluxus network in 1962. Since 1960 […]

Norpol (DK/SE)

NORPOL Works with Live Art Danmark 2013 “Teheran Mon Amour” at Hitparaden 1 2015 “Dette er ikke en forestilling” at Live Art for Børn 2 Teheran Mon Amour Norpol performed their take of Margarite Duras’ famous “Hiroshima Mon Amour” at Hitparaden 1, as a performance about the situation of homosexual men in Iran today. It opens with the screening of a re-make of one of the greatest love stories on film: ”Hiroshima, mon amour”. But instead of a French woman and a Japanese man, two men – one Scandinavian, one Persian – are cast in the leading roles. Just like in the original, we never learn how they met, as […]

Essi Kausalainen (FIN)

Essi Kausalainen Works with Live Art Danmark 2012 “I and other Letters” at Samtalekøkken 2015 “Carnation & Quartz” at Live Art for Kids in Kristiansstad2021 “I and other letters”, performance recipe for Playing Up2021 Performance opera “B” at Friisland I and other LettersFor Samtalekøkkenet September 2012, Essi presented “I and other Letters”. She begins by measuring and occupying the rather large, white space by rolling slowly all around it in an office chair. Later, she arranges some flowers in a vase on a table, which she then drags diagonally across the floor. Finally, she jumps onto the office chair, this time lying stretched out across the arm rests, planking and speedily […]

Eva Meyer-Keller (DE)

Eva Meyer-Keller Works with Live Art Danmark 2007 “Death is Certain” at Berliner Luft 3 2018 “Sounds Like Catastrophes” at Live Art for Børn (with Sybille Müller) 2019 “Sounds Like Catastrophes”, recipe for Performanceopskrifter (with Sybille Müller) 2022 “Sounds Like Catastrophes” workshop in Trondheim/Norway. Death is Certain Have you ever wondered how you would murder a cherry? In this performance that we showed at Berliner Luft 3, German artist Eva Meyer-Keller comes up with just about every possible way. Cherries are smashed, popped, electrocuted, burned and  hanged, as the performer, dressed in a white labcoat,  matter-of-factly tries them all out in this amusing and slightly scary performance. Sounds Like Catastrophes […]

Double Talk (FI)

Double Talk Works with Live Art Danmark 2010 “Subconscious Double Talk” at Samtalekøkken at Warehouse 9 Subconscious Double Talk In their performance for our performance art series Samtalekøkken, Finnish duo Double Talk presented a powerful mix of storytelling, spoken word poetry and electronic sounds produced with a single string. The performers take turns spinning the yarn of their story and playing their piezo-mike-amplified string. About the Artists Double Talk was a Finnish spoken word performance group, consisting of Seppo Pietikainen and Yrjana Sauros that left hardly any traces online.

Divano Occidentale Orientale (IT/CR)

Divano Occidentale Orientale Work with Live Art Danmark2013 “ivetotellyousomething” at Samtalekøkken ivetotellyousomethingThe performance ivetotellyousomething took place in the tiny toilet of Nikolaj Kunsthallasted and lasted for just five minutes.  Because it was only accessible for one or two spectators at a time, it was repeated  in a loop for three continuous hours. Audience members were guided into the small, darkened toilet booth, where occasional flashes of light and projections of cartoons revealed cheap plastic lamps and Hello Kitty paraphernalia. Kitschy violin music and sentimental Italian pop blared form the speakers as the performers approached each visitor individually, coming close, blindfolding them, touching … An exploration, as the artists declared, of […]

Dariusz Fodzcuk (PL)

Dariusz Fodzcuk Works with Live Art Danmark 2013 Artist in residence with Live Art Danmark 2013 TTT for Samtalekøkken in Nikolaj Kunsthal 2013 3 Performances for Hitparaden 1. TTT While in residency with Live Art Denmark in 2013 for some months, Dariusz participated in several of our events. TTT was the title of a participative performance Daniel presented at Samtalekøkken in Nicolai Kunsthal. He opened by greeting each spectator personally, asking them for their names and handing out clear plastic bags. The ensuing performance consisted of a series of actions, and all involved one, several or all members of the audience. Constantly talking, running, touching people, he invited them to […]

Camilla Junior (DK)

Camilla Graff Junior Works for Live Art Danmark 2012 “Inner and Outer Animals” at Samtalekøkkenet at KB 18, Copenhagen Inner and Outer Animals In this performance lecture about healing, Camilla uses animals and humans from her own family (and a lot of video clips she found on You Tube) as examples to explain how to know and maintain a dialogue with our inner and outer animals. She plays with her roles as presenter, performer, family member and weaves a fine mesh of fact and fiction in this amusing tour de force, leaving the spectator unsure of how seriously to take the presentation. In a second part, audience members are invited […]

Sort+Munck (DK)

Sort+Munck Work for Live Art Danmark2013 “No. 9” at Hitparaden 1 No. 9The performance “No. 9”, also known in some sources under the title “I am here for you”, took place in the men’s room of Pumpehuset, the venue of both of our Hitparaden festivals. Camilla Sort, dressed in a long white wedding dress, had her face covered in meat and tried to stand uncomfortably close to audience members. About the ArtistsSort+Munck is an artistic duo based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Artists Camilla Sort and Ole Werner Munck set out to disturb each other and create an adequate amount of disruption to their surroundings. Most of their work is site specific […]

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 […]