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.

Leena Kela (FIN)

Leena Kela Works with Live Art Danmark 2012 “Performance Performance” at Samtalekøkken 2016 “Performance Alphabet” and “Pssst” (with Mark Harvey) at Live Art for Børn 3 Performance Performance In November 2012, Leena brought “Performance Performance”, a how-to self-help performance on inventing and creating a performance from scratch in 30 minutes, to Samtalekøkken. Performance Alphabet In her “Performance Alphabet”, shown at Live Art for Børn 2016, Leena presents a large collection of materials and objects typical for performance art, organised and presented in the sequence of the letters of the alphabet from A to Z. Each object and material is used in a short performance action. Many of the materials are […]

Karl Stampes (SE/DK)

Karl Stampes Works with Live Art Denmark 2003 “Radarmen from the Moon” aboard the Stubnitz 2012 “Ben, Rør og Stampes” at Samtalekøkken 2014 “Karl Stampes Project” at Hitparaden 2 Radarmen from the Moon Karl Stampes and Henrik Vestergaard formed the band “Radarmen from the moon”. They played at “Looking for Johnny”, a performance club with music and live art on board the motorship Stubnitz. Ben, Rør og Stampes Karl performed at Samtalekøkkenet he performed with the band “Ben, Rør og Stampes”. Band members Anders Benmouyal, Peter Rørbæk and Karl Stampes develop new instruments and play on a variety of media, investigating the boundaries of art institutions in order to open […]

Kjersti G. Andvig (NO)

Kjersti G. Andvig Work for Live Art Danmark2012 “I swear on the Stone” at Samtalekøkken I swear on the StoneKjersti G. Andvig presented a performance lecture about her ongoing project “I swear on the Stone” at Samtalekøkken in September 2012. The work she talked about aimed to give a soul to inanimate objects. An important point of reference for it are hadith – records of the words, actions, and the silent approval of the Islamic prophet Muhammad – about the kaaba, the Black Stone in Mecca, which is the most sacred place to muslims and surrounded by many myths. Many of the project’s diverse manifestations have been sound installations, often […]

Kurt Johannessen (NO)

Kurt Johannessen Works for Live Art Danmark 2012 Performance at Samtalekøkken 2015 Two Performances at Live Art for Kids 2 in Scania 2021 “Øvingar” for the Nordic edition of Playing Up! Performance The performance Kurt presented at our Samtalekøkkenet in October 2012 can be read as a study in flies and spiders. As you can witness in the video below, Kurt engages in performance art in the most classic sense of the word, placing and exploring his materials with utmost care and attention. Suspense is created by the intricate relations between his calm movements and the carefully chosen objects – small glass bowls and dead insects among them – that […]

Kristoffer Raasted (DK)

Kristoffer Raasted Works for Live Art Danmark 2013 “Opadstræbende Linjer” at Alt_CPH 2013 “Elektriske Guitarer” at Samtalekøkken with Claus Haxholm Opadstræbende Linjer The video below shows Kristoffer’s performance “Opadstræbende Linjer” from the program we curated for Alt_Cph 2013. The title translates roughly to “Ascending Lines”. With this performance, the artist attempred to share a spiritual experience he had experienced not long before. He described it as a knowledge that cannot be related to any specific religion or confession. He also points out the importance of keeping to ask oneself the big, metaphysical questions. Even in the year 2013. What we actually see is intense performance work with a small array […]

Kristján Ingimarsson (IS/DK)

Kristján Ingimarsson Work for Live Art Danmark 2011 “Fools of the World, Unite” at Samtalekøkken Fools of the World, Unite A clown program with Kristján dressed up as a super hero, animating the audience to take back their creative freedom by waving red flags with yellow flowers on them. About the Artist Kristján Ingimarsson (b. 1968). Originally from Iceland. Moved to Denmark in 1992. Trained, among other places, at the School of Stage Arts, the actors’ school at the performance art theatre Cantabile 2 in Denmark (1997). He is the founder and artistic director of Kristján Ingimarsson Company (1998), as well as a freelance director, actor and performer. Kristján is […]

Klaus B (DK)

Klaus B Work for Live Art Danmark 2013 DJ at Hitparaden 1 DJ Legendary hardcore DJ Klaus B played a couple of DJ sets at Hitparaden 1. About the Artist Klaus B has frequented the darkest corners of the Copenhagen House and Techno underground since the late 1980’s. While trends have come and gone, Klaus B continuously strived for new ideas and at the same time maintained his stable musical base. His wide-spread knowledge of a multitude of genres, not least the global Hardcore scene, enables him to permanently incorporate new musical currents into his repertoire. In addition to almost 27 years of experience as a DJ, event maker, booker, […]

Jette Hye Jin Mortensen (DK/KR)

Jette Hye Jin Mortensen Works for Live Art Danmark 2011 “Tell It the Way They Tell It”, Samtalekøkken 2016 “Songbook”, Samtalekøkken Tell It the Way They Tell It At Samtalekøkkenet in January 2011, she showed her video “Tell it the way they tell it” and spoke about how she produced it on equal terms with her mixed team of Danish art and video professionals to subvert the expectations of art institutions in her “foreign” gaze as a Korean born adoptee to Denmark. Live Review At Samtalekøkken, we invited art experts to live-review the performances. Jette’s presentation was live-reviewed by Mette Garfield of Teater 1. Hear Mette speak Danish in the […]

Jörn Burmester Wium (DE/DK)

Jörn Burmester Wium Works with Live Art Danmark 2009 “My Last Performance” for the launch of our book about the Berliner Luft festivals 2011 DIVA Artist in residence, “Performance Art is live, Theatre ist Death” 2011 “Random Rants”, Acts festival Roskilde 2011 “Rambo Revisionist” at Samtalekøkken 2014 “Teotwawki” and presentation of Performer Stammtisch at Hitparaden 2 Jörn is a permanent collaborator of Live Art Denmark as a consultant and writer. My Last Performance When we presented the book about our four Berliner Luft festivals at Warehouse 9 in November 2009, Jörn performed  “My Last Performance”. Reading from 200 index cards what “this, his last performance” should or should not contain, explore, […]

Julie Andree T. (CA)

Julie Andrée T Work for Live Art Danmark 2013 “Nature Morte” for Hitparaden 1 Nature Morte Julie works with a small array of visually striking materials. A large piece of drywall painted red, blue paint and her signature blue sticks among them. Most amazing is a collection of small bones. We seem to recognize a monkey’s hand, maybe a cat’s torso. She connects the bones to build a kind of fetish that is attached to the red drywall. Using a length of rope that runs through the rig on the ceiling of the theatre, she struggles to lift the heavy board, which seems to weigh roughly as much as the […]