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.

Camilla Junior (DK)

Camilla Graff Junior Works for Live Art Danmark 2012 “Inner and Outer Animals” at Samtalekøkkenet at KB 18, Copenhagen Inner and Outer Animals In this performance lecture about healing, Camilla uses animals and humans from her own family (and a lot of video clips she found on You Tube) as examples to explain how to know and maintain a dialogue with our inner and outer animals. She plays with her roles as presenter, performer, family member and weaves a fine mesh of fact and fiction in this amusing tour de force, leaving the spectator unsure of how seriously to take the presentation. In a second part, audience members are invited […]

Sort+Munck (DK)

Sort+Munck Work for Live Art Danmark2013 “No. 9” at Hitparaden 1 No. 9The performance “No. 9”, also known in some sources under the title “I am here for you”, took place in the men’s room of Pumpehuset, the venue of both of our Hitparaden festivals. Camilla Sort, dressed in a long white wedding dress, had her face covered in meat and tried to stand uncomfortably close to audience members. About the ArtistsSort+Munck is an artistic duo based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Artists Camilla Sort and Ole Werner Munck set out to disturb each other and create an adequate amount of disruption to their surroundings. Most of their work is site specific […]

Carola Lehmann (DE)

Carola Lehmann Work for Live Art Danmark 2007 “Mickey Mouse på Sigtekornet” at Berliner Luft 3 Mickey Mouse på Sigtekornet “Mickey Mouse in the Cross Hairs” is a travelogue inspired by a journey to New York and Washington that Carola Lehmann undertook to find, meet and film American artists and activists who work in the traditions of the political resistance movements of the 1960s and 70s. She was particularly interested in the “Yippies”, known for loosely structured, gentle and humorous actions in public space. Carola Lehmann found and interviewed, for example, the artist who directed four actors to ask silly questions on tours of the White House in Washington. She […]

Christian Falsnaes (DK/DE)

Christian Falsnaes Works for Live Art Danmark 2011 Performance Lecture, Samtalekøkkenet 2013 “Fulfilling Your Expectations”, Hitparaden 1 2014 “Existing Things (2010)” at Samtalekøkken/Madhouse Helsinki 2014 “Now and Then” video performance for Now and Again 2019/21 “Surface Memory” as part of Playing Up Performance Lecture For our Samtalekøkken, Christian improvised a performance lecture about two of his own performances, which he presented on video. The first performance, a collaboration with the Zurich based Danish artist Søren Berner, was called “First Person”.  The performers lead small groups of audience through an abandoned building and confront them close up with a wild mix of text, physical action and video projection. The audience, as […]

Christine Schörkhuber (AT)

Christine Schörkhuber Works for Live Art Danmark 2012 “Tangency” at Salon Saloon. Tangency Salon Saloon was a series of performances we curated in our living room. For their sound piece “Tangency”, Christine Schörkhuber and Veronika Mayer used contact mikrophones to make the sounds of the space, our walls and lamps, and their own bodies audible. About the Artist Born in 1982, studied video/videoinstallation at the Academy of Visual Arts in Vienna. She works as installation artist, musician, video producer and organizer. Interested in interdisciplinary crossovers in soundart, visual art, collective operating processes and in political context, she also works as a member of the management board of  IG Kultur Austria […]

Christopher Hewitt (UK)

Christopher Hewitt Works with Live Art Danmark 2007 Performance Art Juke Box at Berliner Luft 3 Since 2010 Video documentation of Samtalekøkken 2012 Critical summary of performances at Samtalekøkken, Nikolaj Tower Session, CPH 2013/14 Video documentation of both Hitparaden Festivals. Christopher has been one of our most valuable collaborators over the years. Next to being one of the best and most experienced video documentarists in the field, he has continuoiusly assisted Live Art Denmark in building our network for the performative arts in Denmark and far beyond by generously sharing his knowledge and experience. Performance Art Jukebox Christopher opens his laptop and via a projection allows us a glimpse of […]

CoreAct (DK)

CoreAct Works for Live Art Danmark 2010 “Undgåelsens bevægelighed”, Samtalekøkken Undgåelsens bevægelighed/Reflections “Reflection” is a poetic performance installation in the urban space. It is also a colorful sculpture, lighting up public places. As a poetic interpretation it addresses the issue of daily choices or lack thereof, and their consequences to our common future. The colorful glasshouse is inhabited by two performers who portray everyday dilemmas and lifestyle paradoxes in a subtle manner. They have lost the ability to meaningfully discriminate, and are trapped in a long chain of procrastination, mirroring our current social patterns. The colorful glasshouse sculpture was created by internationally renowned sculptor Tom Fruin from New York who […]

Chuck Morris (CH/DK)

Chuck Morris Works for Live Art Danmark 2011 “Souvereines” (excerpt) at Samtalekøkken. Souvereines Announced as a “royal-blue revelation for the masses”, the duo Chuck Morris transforms itself into the Coming Queen in this choreographical performance. We witness two performers spinning slowly through the darkened space of Warehouse 9, bound together by the the bare bones of the queen’s royal habit. We follow them while they retell, or maybe make real by pronouncing them, the steps to queendom and sovereignty while they gradually complete the royal gown. Their voices merge into one, drift into chanting, acquire a dreamlike quality at times. In the final scene, the new queen, bathed in red […]

Claudia Splitt (DE)

Claudia Splitt Works for Live Art Danmark2007 “Recycle” at Berliner Luft 3 RecycleThe German singer and performer Claudia Splitt dissected love songs in this performance that explored the emotional reality behind the seeming shallowness of famous love songs. Claudia appeared dressed like a 1950s pin up model, draped over a large suitcase on an otherwise empty stage, reminiscent of a doll who was going through the extreme emotional states of a break up. Her song “Recycle” was studded with allusions to famous love songs, thus integrating herself into a long line of pop culture artists. On a video with German subtitles the song was repeated, and in between the numbers […]

Brian Catling (UK)

Brian Catling Work for Live Art Danmark 2013 Performance at Samtalekøkken, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Performance Standing to the side of the stage, or the area were the audience focusses their attention because a video is projected, Brian starts his performance by hiding his head between his hands, like someone in distress. The gesture slowly merges into others. His fingers move around his head and we feel we might see devil’s horns or a vampire’s fangs. From a pocket of his impeccable black suit, he produces a disposable camera, and in slow, ceremonial gestures, reminding us of an uncanny if not too skillful magician, he proceeds to snap pictures of audience […]