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.

Sara Hamming (DK)

Sara Hamming Work for Live Art Danmark2012 “Good Food” for Samtalekøkken Good FoodWhen we invited Sara to perform at Samtalekøkken, she presented a buffet. Although the good food had been carefully prepared to look like it was half-eaten, all of it was quickly consumed by a hungry audience. Afterwards, Sara revealed the intention of the work in a performance lecture, which investigated the social phenomena of the buffet and the fine line between attraction and disgust.   About the ArtistSara Hamming is a performance artist and performance writer living in Copenhagen. She receives continuous funding from the National Arts Foundation for projects and is a member of Independent Performing Artists […]

Sanna Albjørk (DK)

Sanna Albjørk Work for Live Art Danmark 2013 “Solo Show #1 – A Lecture Performance for the Big Other” at Samtalekøkken Solo Show #1 – A Lecture Performance for the Big Other In April 2013, Sanna performed “Solo Show #1 – A Lecture Performance for the Big Other” at Samtalekøkken at Nikolaj Kunsthal. In this her first solo piece, she outlines her thoughts, hopes and inhibitions about becoming a performance artist, not long after she received her university degree in theatre studies. She pointedly point out the greatly different attitudes and conditions that men and women are confronted with, while trying to make art. About the Artist Sanna Albjørk is […]

Robin Deacon (UK/US)

Robin Deacon Works for Live Art Danmark 2011 “The Argument against the Body” at Samtalekøkken 2014 “White Balance: A History of Video” and “Spectacle: A Portrait of Stuart Sherman” at Hitparaden 2 The Argument against the Body Robin Deacon performed “The Argument against the Body” at Samtalekøkken in Warehouse 9 in February 2011. It was a complex meditation on the ancient mind-body dualism, one of the oldest and utterly unsolvable philosophical conundrums: What am I, my mind or my body? Robin applied the question to the relationship between performer and audience. An entertaining and very smart lecture performance, the video of which can only be seen at Youtube, because there […]

Richard Foreman (US)

Richard Foreman No work with Live Art Danmark, but in 1999, Gritt Uldall-Jessen and Henrik Vestergaard organized a performance of “Hotel Fuck”, a play by New York City independent theatre legend Richard Foreman, in Copenhagen. The presentation was accompanied by a seminar about the work of the seminal director. In 2007 they established the Open Source Theater and brought Richard Foreman and Sophie Haviland from The Bridge Project back to Denmark to lead a long, intense workshop at Odsherred Theater. As Live Art Danmark did not yet exist at the time, these were not strictly speaking productions by Live Art Danmark, but the spirit was the same! General information about […]

Platform (FI)

Platform Work with Live Art Danmark 2012 Presentation of Platform’s work at Salon Saloon Work Presentation Members of the Finnish artist run initiative Platform presented their project at Salon Saloon in our living room. In their project room, they run a program that includes artist residencies, exhibitions and the publication of a wide range of artistic projects in their home town of Vasa. About the Artists Platform is an artist-run initiative founded in the year of 2000. Platform holds a project room and a residency programme in Vasa, Finland. The aim of Platform is to promote, show and be part of producing international contemporary art. Their events have periodically been […]

Peter Holmgaard (DK)

Peter Holmgård Works for Live Art Danmark 2006 Performance on the Stubnitz 2014 “Den Psykoseje Skattejagd” at Live Art for Børn 1 2014 “Spektaklet i Studiestræde” at Hitparaden 2 Performance In 2006, Live Art Danmark organised a performance art club with music and live art on board the motorship Stubnitz, then moored in Copenhagen. The program was called “Looking for Johnny”, and Peter participated in it with a live performance. Den Psykoseje Skattejagd During our first Live Art for Kids festival, Peter took a group of children and their grown ups on a treasure hunt through the small back rooms and scary dark corridors of Nikolaj Konsthal. Hidden along the […]

Plan B (UK)

Plan B Work for Live Art Danmark 2009 “A Bicycle Made for You” at Berliner Luft 4 A Bicycle Made for You The Berlin based performance duo Plan B created a special Copenhagen version of their tandem riding performance. Each spectator was greeted personally by one of the performers and led to a tandem that was propped up and stationary in a bike stand. The other performer was already on the front seat of the tandem, ready to go with a small screen on their back, which then became the site of the film performance. For the Copenhagen version created for “Berliner Luft 4”, Plan B asked the city’s cycle […]

Peter Lind (DK)

Peter Lind Works with Live Art Danmark 2013 Performance photography and exhibition at Hitparaden 1 2014 Performance photography at Hitparaden 2 2015 Performance photography at Kulstof 15 Performance Photography We worked with Peter as our resident photographer at both Hitparaden festivals and Kulstof 15. You will find many of his pictures throughout these artist’s pages and other sections of this website. At the first Hitparade he exhibited pictures taken in the framework of his work “When everything is over ….” About the Artist Peter is a photographer and visual artist based in Copenhagen. His work is based on documentary observations, and stands at the crossroads of conceptual photography, installation and […]

Pathosformel (IT/CR)

Pathosformel Work for Live Art Danmark 2013 “T.E.R.R.Y.” at Samtalekøkken T.E.R.R.Y. Pathosformel presented their performance installation T.E.R.R.Y at Samtalekøkken in 2013. The installation dealt with issues of collaboration and competition between human and non human entities, and filled the vast space of Nikolaj Kunsthal. It consisted of sparse blue lights and fragile wooden objects that reminded the viewer of miniature football goals. The lights flicker, the goals move around, seemingly by themselves, while a soundtrack of trancy electronics, accompanied a hushed female voice plays. About the Artists Pathosformel was founded in Venice in 2004 by Daniel Blanga Gubbay and Paola Villani, both students of Giorgio Agamben, and influenced by the […]

Valerie Kuehne (US)

Valerie Kuehne Work for Live Art Denmark 2013 Concert-Performance for Hitparaden 1 Concert-Performance It is not easy to describe the work of Valerie Kuehne. Just go to Youtube, go to full screen and enjoy the ride. This furios performance begins with the description of the Gravitron, a scary carnival ride, and continues with a song about the same ride, which in turn begins with a recreation of what one must feel like taking the ride, performed on the cello. All this happens in the first 3 1/2 minutes of her show, and it gets ever wilder after that. About the Artist Valerie is a cross-pollinated work of chaos. Fusing together […]