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.

Sara Hamming (DK)

Sara Hamming Work for Live Art Denmark2012: “Good Food” for Samtalekøkken Good FoodFor her performance at our Samtalekøkken, Sara presented a buffet. The Food was carefully prepared to look already half-eaten. Regardless of the looks, all the good food on the buffet was consumed by a hungry audience. Afterwards, Sara revealed the intention of the work in a performance lecture: It 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 and […]

Sanna Albjørk (DK)

Sanna Albjørk Works for Live Art Denmark 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 after not long before receiving her university degree in theatre studies. She pointedly sketches out the greatly different attitudes and conditions that men and women are confronted with, trying to make art. About the Artist Sanna Albjørk is a […]

Robin Deacon (UK/US)

Robin Deacon Works for Live Art Denmark 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 is 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? He applies this question to the relationship between performer and audience. An entertaining and very smart lecture performance, the video of which can still be seen at Youtube, even though […]

Richard Foreman (US)

Richard Foreman In 1999, Gritt Uldall-Jessen and Henrik Vestergaard organized a performance of New York City independent theatre legend Richard Foreman’s play “Hotel Fuck” 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 Denmark did not yet exist at the time, these were not strictly speaking production by Live Art Denmark, but the spirit was the same! General information about Richard Foreman’s work can be found here.

Platform (FI)

Platform Work with Live Art Denmark 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. The events have periodically been […]

Peter Holmgaard (DK)

Peter Holmgård Works for Live Art Denmark 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 we 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 way were […]

Plan B (UK)

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

Peter Lind (DK)

Peter Lind Works with Live Art Denmark 2013 Performance Photographer and exhibition at Hitparaden 1 2014 Performance Photographer at Hitparaden 2 2015 Performance Photographer at Kulstof 15 We worked with Peter as our resident photographer at both Hitparade festivals and Kulstof 15. You will find many of his pictures throughout these artist’s pages. At the first Hitparade he exhibited pictures taken in the framework of his work “When everything is over ….” About the Artist Peter Lind 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 narrative structure. He has been exhibited in: Austria, […]

Pathosformel (IT/CR)

Pathosformel Works for Live Art Denmark 2013: “T.E.R.R.Y.” at Samtalekøkken T.E.R.R.Y. They presented their performance installation T.E.R.R.Y at Samtalekøkken. This installation, dealing with issues of collaboration and competition between human and non human entities, filled the vast space of Nikolaj Kunsthal. It consisted of sparse blue lights and fragile wooden objects that remind the viewer of miniature football goals. The lights flicker, the goals move around, seemingly by themselves, while a soundtrack of trancy electronics 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 study of Aby Warburg […]

Valerie Kuehne (US)

Valerie Kuehne Work for Live Art Denmark 2013 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 miust 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 […]