Klas Eriksson

Works for Live Art Danmark
2018 “McDonalds Odense” for Live Art for Children

McDonalds Odense
For our festival Live Art for Children 2018, Klas recreated a McDonalds restaurant, run by and for children. His “McDonalds Odense” was situated 200 meters from the real McDonalds and had the same menu and the same prizes. As orders were placed at the copy, kids would run over to the original and fetch the food. But children are slow, they waste time on unproductive pursuits, play, ask questions – they are everything that a hyper efficient, optimized and commercial multinational company seeks to avoid. In Klas’ installation they demonstrated how to slow down commercialised fast food very efficiently.

About the Artist
Klas Eriksson was educated at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm. He lives and works in Göteborg. He works in a variety of different media including video, painting, sculpture, installation and performance, using elements of popular culture, like football and popular music, as important sources of inspiration. He is represented by the galleries Christian Larsen in Stockholm and Eduardo Secci Contemporary in Florence.

See his website here and an entertaining video of a visit in Klas’ studio here.

Om liveart_dk

Liveart.dk was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.