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.

Florian Feigl (DE)

Florian Feigl Works with Live Art Danmark 2004 “Encyclopedia of Performance Art” at Hitparaden 1, with Wagner Feigl Festspiele 2011 “Prologue to 300″ at Samtalekøkkenet 2011 “Rambo Revisionist” at Samtalekøkkenet, with Jörn Burmester Wium 2014 “Teotwawki” at Hitparaden 2, with Jörn Burmester Wium and Mark Boombastik 2017 “Jeg skal baare lige…” for Live Art for Børn S/H. Encyclopedia of Performance Art With their performance-lecture “The Encyclopaedia of Performance Art” Wagner-Feigl-Forschung (Florian Feigl and Otmar Wagner) sketch out a complete and all encompassing catalogue of the world. In this live-action-research they guide us through the fields of performance art in past, present and future, presenting rare and well known photo-, video-, […]

D Tiberio (US)

D Tiberio Works for Live Art Danmark2013, concert at Hitparaden 1 DJ, producer and muscian D Tiberio from Los Angeles played a set at our festival Hitparaden 1. Here are some of his newer tracks for your listening pleasure: About the ArtistD Tiberio is a skateboarder, producer and artist and from the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. His music has been released on Brownswood Recordings and primarily on Timetable Records, where Tiberio also contributes artwork and creative direction. Find him on Soundcloud here.

Ellen Friis (DK)

Ellen Friis Works with Live Art Danmark Ellen is one of the founders and directors of Live Art Danmark and takes part in developing and producing all projects of our company. Her personal artistic contributions to our various programs include: 2007 “The Evidence” at Berliner Luft 3 2012 “Six Saints: Lene Vestergaard Hau” at Samtalekøkken at Kunsthal Nikolaj 2013 “Six Saints: Tycho Brahe and Six Saints: H.C.Ørsted” at Hitparaden 1 2014 “Still-life (after Wilhelm Bendz)” for Now and Again 2017 “Ida Bruns Attituder” at Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen The Evidence At Berliner Luft 3 Ellen presented the first version of her performance “The Evidence”. Inspired by a sentence she read in […]

Eric Andersen (DK)

Eric Andersen Works for Live Art Danmark2013 Organ Concert for Samtalekøkken at Nikolaj Kunsthall Fluxus Organ ConcertFluxus legend Eric Andersen produces an impressive drony wall of sound  on the large church organ at Nikolaj Kunsthall for our Samtalekøkken in April 2013. The performance was part of his own retrospective solo-exhibition in the former church in the medieval center of Copenhagen, where Eric performed in one of the first Fluxus concerts in Denmark ever during Festum Fluxorum in 1962.   About the ArtistEric Andersen has been a pioneer in the field of performance art, installation and InterMedia and was one of the founders of the Fluxus network in 1962. Since 1960 […]

Norpol (DK/SE)

NORPOL Works with Live Art Danmark 2013 “Teheran Mon Amour” at Hitparaden 1 2015 “Dette er ikke en forestilling” at Live Art for Børn 2 Teheran Mon Amour Norpol performed their take of Margarite Duras’ famous “Hiroshima Mon Amour” at Hitparaden 1, as a performance about the situation of homosexual men in Iran today. It opens with the screening of a re-make of one of the greatest love stories on film: ”Hiroshima, mon amour”. But instead of a French woman and a Japanese man, two men – one Scandinavian, one Persian – are cast in the leading roles. Just like in the original, we never learn how they met, as […]

Essi Kausalainen (FIN)

Essi Kausalainen Works with Live Art Danmark 2012 “I and other Letters” at Samtalekøkken 2015 “Carnation & Quartz” at Live Art for Kids in Kristiansstad2021 “I and other letters”, performance recipe for Playing Up2021 Performance opera “B” at Friisland I and other LettersFor Samtalekøkkenet September 2012, Essi presented “I and other Letters”. She begins by measuring and occupying the rather large, white space by rolling slowly all around it in an office chair. Later, she arranges some flowers in a vase on a table, which she then drags diagonally across the floor. Finally, she jumps onto the office chair, this time lying stretched out across the arm rests, planking and speedily […]

Eva Meyer-Keller (DE)

Eva Meyer-Keller Works for Live Art Danmark 2007 “Death is Certain” at Berliner Luft 3 2018 “Sounds like Catastrophes” at Live Art for Børn (with Sybille Müller) 2019 “Sounds like Catastrophes”, recipe for Performanceopskrifter (with Sybille Müller) Death is Certain Have you ever wondered how you would murder a cherry? In this performance that we showed at Berliner Luft 3, German artist Eva Meyer-Keller comes up with just about every possible way. Cherries are smashed, popped, electrocuted, burned and  hanged, as the performer, dressed in a white labcoat,  matter-of-factly tries them all out in this amusing and slightly scary performance. Sounds Like Catastrophes For our festival Live Art for Children […]

Double Talk (FI)

Double Talk Works with Live Art Danmark 2010 “Subconscious Double Talk” at Samtalekøkken at Warehouse 9 Subconscious Double Talk In their performance for our performance art series Samtalekøkken, Finnish duo Double Talk presented a powerful mix of storytelling, spoken word poetry and electronic sounds produced with a single string. The performers take turns spinning the yarn of their story and playing their piezo-mike-amplified string. About the Artists Double Talk was a Finnish spoken word performance group, consisting of Seppo Pietikainen and Yrjana Sauros that left hardly any traces online.

Divano Occidentale Orientale (IT/CR)

Divano Occidentale Orientale Work with Live Art Danmark2013 “ivetotellyousomething” at Samtalekøkken ivetotellyousomethingThe performance ivetotellyousomething took place in the tiny toilet of Nikolaj Kunsthallasted and lasted for just five minutes.  Because it was only accessible for one or two spectators at a time, it was repeated  in a loop for three continuous hours. Audience members were guided into the small, darkened toilet booth, where occasional flashes of light and projections of cartoons revealed cheap plastic lamps and Hello Kitty paraphernalia. Kitschy violin music and sentimental Italian pop blared form the speakers as the performers approached each visitor individually, coming close, blindfolding them, touching … An exploration, as the artists declared, of […]

Dariusz Fodzcuk (PL)

Dariusz Fodzcuk Works with Live Art Danmark 2013 Artist in residence with Live Art Danmark 2013 TTT for Samtalekøkken in Nikolaj Kunsthal 2013 3 Performances for Hitparaden 1. TTT While in residency with Live Art Denmark in 2013 for some months, Dariusz participated in several of our events. TTT was the title of a participative performance Daniel presented at Samtalekøkken in Nicolai Kunsthal. He opened by greeting each spectator personally, asking them for their names and handing out clear plastic bags. The ensuing performance consisted of a series of actions, and all involved one, several or all members of the audience. Constantly talking, running, touching people, he invited them to […]