Om 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.

Stuart Lynch (AU/DK)

Stuart Lynch Works for Live Art Denmark2011: Performance at Samtalekøkken2013: “Lynch Concert” at Hitparaden 1 Performance at SamtalekøkkenFor on of our Samtalekøkken events in 2011, Stuart performed a monologue piece, in which he impersonates a Texan minister, the devil, and baby Jesus. Lynch ConcertFor the first Hitparaden festival, Stuart performed his Lynch Concert, a virtuoso showcase of the incredible things that can be done with the human voice. In earlier collaborations with the makers of Live Art Denmark, Stuart Lynch took part in the celebration of Antonin Artaud in 1995 and the performance program “Looking for Johnny” in 2003. About the ArtistLynch closed the night with a breathtaking work, a […]

Stine Marie Jacobsen (DK)

Stine Marie Jacobsen Works for Live Art Denmark2011: “The Entity” at Samtalekøkken, with Ib Kjeldsmark2013: “Idle No More“, video for the performance program of the Turku Biennal2014: “der den die die”, video for Now and Again2019/20: “Law Shifters” at Live Art for Børn 6 and “Transgeneratoren Festival”, Hamburg/Germany The EntityFor her performance “The Entity” Samtalekøkken in April 2011, Stine Marie hid in the attic of our venue Warehouse 9. The designer Ib Kjeldsmark was the only one able to see her. He created live drawings from his experience that were shown to the audience. The only other signs of Stine Marie’s presence were the awfully disharmonic sounds she created with […]

Sophie Dupont (DK)

Sophie Dupont Works for Live Art Denmark 2011: Performance with Mathias Kryger at Samtalekøkken 2015: “Heavy  Light” at Kulstof 15 Duo Performance The performance Sophie presented at Samtalekøkken was developed in a collective process with Mathias Kryger. Togetyher they created costumes of found and cheaply bought materials and developed the series of silent physical situations the performancce consists of. The poses they assumed were reminiscent of early Avantgarde dance and Dada, of contemporary dance and theatre. Donning red wigs that obscure their faces, they moved slowly in the sparse light of a video projection that showed the same sequence of historical film material over and over again: a female knife […]

Random People (UK/DE)

Random People Work for Live Art Denbmark 2012: Presentation of the group at Salon Saloon Presentation Daniel Ladnar and Esther Pilkington from Random People presented some of their performative works in our living room. About the Artists random people was founded by Daniel Ladnar and Esther Pilkington in Aberystwyth in 2007 as a platform for collaborative projects in the field of performance. Currently, random people are based in Hamburg. In 2013, they co-founded to produce interventionist and participatory television projects. For many years and many projects, they have also worked closely with the collective geheimagentur. Collaboration for us is not only a mode of production, but always also an […]

Sofie Vollquarz Lebech (DK)

Sofie Vollquarz Lebech Work for Live Art Denmark 2013: “(In)visibility” at Samtalekøkken (In)visibility We invited Sofie to perform at our Samtalekøkken at Kunsthal Nikolaj. Her investigation of (in)visibility began with her sitting for a long while at a table in front of a laptop, her face and body obscure, in the shadows. Behind her, phrases were projected on to a large  screen. They added up to a meditation on invisibility, identity and presence. We read in total silence. The last words that lit up on the screen were: Light, costume, movement, emotion, voice. So theatre is introduced, as Sofie finally gets up. She shines a floodlight into the high ceiling […]

Sian Robinson Davies (UK)

Siân Robinson Davies We’re going to start with some assumptions,because that’s where we always start.However, we will try to get further,even if all we end up with is lies and nonsense. Works for Live Art Denmark2011: “Expectations” at Samtalekøkken2014: DIVA residency, Stand Up performances ExpectationsAt Samtalekøkkenet in November 2011, Siân presented “Expectations”. Dressed as a clown, she asked the audience about their expectations of “performance art” in general, and her performance in particular, and then proceeded to try to fulfill them. The performance was reviewed by the major Danish daily newspaper Politikken. The review (Danish only) can (not) be found here. Stand Up PerformancesIn September and October 2014, Siân stayed […]

Showcase Beat Le Mot (DE)

Showcase Beat Le Mot Works for Live Art Denmark2009: “Vote Zombie Andy Beuyz” at Berliner Luft 42015: “Offside” at Live Art for Børn 2 Vote Zombie Andy BeuyzThe four members of Showcase Beat Le Mot, 50ish boyband members of Gießen pedigree, performed “Vote Zombie Andy Beuyz” at our fourth Berliner Luft festival. Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys, great white art men of the 20th century, were conjured up as checkered shirted zombies in a carefully outfitted haunted house, a space populated by wild and free associations on money, markets and the European Union, constructed from some debris found in the ruins of Western theatre. OffsideFor Live Art for Børn 2 […]

She She Pop (DE)

She She Pop Work for Live Art Denmark 2005: “Warum tanzt ihr nicht?” at Berliner Luft 2 in Kanonhallen Warum tanzt ihr nicht? The ballroom is a promise, a place of great anticipations and secret desires and – as desires so often do not suffice – a place of hidden plans, old and new strategies and their spectacular staging. She She Pop turned the theatre space into a dance floor and showed the ballroom with all its myths as a pitfall of pathetically exaggerated expectations. Fantasy and reality diverged dramatically: Every dancer – prom queen, wallflower, gentleman or gate crasher – was caught in their role. The audience moved back […]

Seimi Nørregaard (DK)

Seimi Nørregaard Works with Live Art Denmark 2011: Samtalekøkken in installation “SET UP” at Dansehallerne 2014: “Hulerum” at Live Art for Børn 2 SET-UP In December 2011, our Samtalekøkken took place in Seimi’s total-installation “SET UP” at Dansehallerne, then located at the former Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen. The audience was immersed in a landscape of fabric, tents and tables. The work served as a perfect backdrop for our event, and afterwards art critic Matthias Borello from reviewed the work as a new installment of our series of live reviews. The following video takes you on a walk through the installation: And this one presents Matthias’ take on it: Hulerum […]