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.

Nosaj Thing

Nosaj Thing Played for Live Art Denmark
 2013: DJ set at Hitparaden 1 DJ Set Nosaj Thing played a DJ Set and it looked like this: About the Artist
 Nosaj Thing (born Jason Chung) is an American record producer based in Los Angeles, California. He has produced tracks for artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Busdriver, and most recently, Chance the Rapper. Continue reading on Wikipedia, or listen in on Soundcloud.

Dagmar Vestergaard Friis (DK)

Dagmar Vestergaard Friis In 2017, Dagmar Friis was the lead character in “The Attitudes of Ida Brun“, presented at Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen. Danish/German Ida Brun was an admired contemporary of Goethe and Thorvaldsen – and Denmarks first performance artist according to Bjørn Nørgaard. Dagmar Vestergaard Friis CV (b.2005) 2013:             with Jörn Burmester (DE): “Kritik der Weltmaschine“, Grüntaler9; Berlin.2014:             with Francesca Romana Ciardi (Italy) Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen. 2014:             solowork: Verdensmaskinen, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Live Art for Børn festival, Copenhagen. 2015:             solowork: artist’s cocktails “Critics&Cocktails“, Overgaden, Copenhagen.2015:             with Essi Kausalainen (FI): “Carnation & Quartz”, qrt halls in Kristianstad and Ystad, Sweden. Bästa Biennal 2015. 2016:             with […]

Peter van der Meijden (NL/DK)

Peter van der Meijden Works with Live Art Denmark 2013: “The Definition of Performativity” at  Samtalekøkken 2016: Residence in collaboration with Ato Malinda at COLAB Copenhagen The Definition of Performativity Peter van Der Meijden presented and performed his performative lecture “The definition of performativity” at Samtalekøkken, illustrating his theses with a re-enactment of Joseph Beuys’ “Sauerkrautpartitur”. With this piece, first performed in Tokyo in 1969, Beuys demonstrated his famous idea that everyone is/should/can be an artist, by randomly arranging bits of Sauerkraut on a music stand to form the score which he then used to conduct an orchestra: Rather than recreate a well known and time honoured score, this one […]

Christopher Kline (US)

Christopher Kline Works with Live Art Danmark2015 “O.K. – The Musical (Run-Through)” at Live Art for Børn 2, Arken, Ishøj. O.K. – The Musical (Run Through)O.K. is an ongoing project based around the history and lore of Kline’s hometown Kinderhook, New York. O.K. synthesizes and expands on Kinderhook’s mythology and attempts to construct a fresh overview of local history through the exposition of historical documents, videos, replicas, interpretive research, and collaborations with local students, craftspeople, filmmakers, and other community members. Central to the overall project is the creation of a community theatre musical which develops and expands through various exhibitions, performances and workshops internationally. The format of a theatre musical […]

Elke Mark (DE)

Elke Mark Work for Live Art Danmark 2015 “ARKENic” at Live Art for Børn 2 ARKENic Elke begins her performance outside the museum space. Through the windows, we see her walking briskly across a deserted sandy construction site, covered head to toe in flowing blueish grey fabric. The image reminds us of a ghost, a witch, or another creature not quite from this world, as she approaches the museum in an almost floating stride, but with a purpose. Once she enters the auditorium, she stands close to the kids and their grown ups in the darkened space. Her robe slowly spreads out and closes, evoking images of a giant breathing […]

Marita Bullmann (DE)

Marita Bullmann Works for Live Art Denmark 2015 “Acid Tears II” and “Foam From a Thousand Beers V” at Live Art for Børn 2 Acid Tears II Marita begins her first performance for our second children’s festival standing very still wrapped head to tow in a blue piece of cloth. Moving very slowly she covers about two thirds of the distance across the gallery before, still in slow motion, she sheds the cloth. She continues towards the center of the space, the contours of her body now clearly visible in tight athletic clothes, with the same slow awkward movements as before. Watching her we are reminded of a strange insect […]

Nicolas Puyjalon (FR)

Nicolas Puyjalon Works for Live Art Denmark2015: 3 Performances for Live Art for Børn 2 at Arken Art Museum Three PerformancesAt Live Art for Børn 2 Nicolas presented three different performances. All of them reacted directly to the space of Arken Museum, where the festival took place. He uses everydaz materials he either finds at the venue or buys cheaply to install his body in an unusual relationship with space or architecture. His actions are always precarious, no sacred art here, we rather follow a slightly confused man at work, assembling chairs, foam tubes, balloons with lots of tape, in order to address and understand the objects of his choice: […]

Forschungstheater (DE)

Forschungstheater Works with Live Art Denmark2015 “The Children’s Bank” at Live Art for Børn 2 in Ishøj (Denmark), Malmö (Sweden) and Landskrona (Sweden)2016 Premiere of “50 farlige ting” at Live Art for Børn 32017 “The Children’s Bank” at Horsens Happening The Children’s BankAs a part of Horsens Happening we established the Children’s Bank in Horsens. Participating kids made their own money and explored what they could do with it. The project gives children and their adults multiple opportiunities to reflect upon the importance of money in our lifes. At Live Art for Børn 2 the Kid’s Bank opened again, this time in Ishøj (Denmark), Malmö (Sweden) and Landskrona (Sweden).   […]

Lotte Kaiser (DE)

Lotte Kaiser Work for Live Art Denmark 2015 “It won’t always grow back” at Live Art for Kids 2, Arken. With BBB Johannes Deimling. It won’t always grow back Together with BBB Johannes Deimling, she performed “It won’t always grow back”, one of a longer series of performances by Johannes. Brightly colored materials, including yellow gift wrapping paper, white paper stars and blue paper napkins, were displayed and dispersed across a set of stairs, set in the corner of one of the museum’s galleries. All actions are carried out in a never changing moderate tempo and in perfect unison. The artists tie straw around their feet and walk a while […]

BBB Johannes Deimling (DE)

BBB Johannes Deimling Works for Live Art Danmark 2015 “It Won’t Always Grow Back” and “Freedom” at Live Art for Børn 2 2019 „One day I’ll make the onion cry #7“ at Live Art for Børn 6 It won’t always grow back Collaborating with his former student Lotte Kaiser he performed on a set of stairs situated in an unusual position in the corner of one of the museum’s galleries. Brightly colored materials, including yellow gift wrapping paper, white paper stars and blue paper napkins, were displayed and dispersed across the stairs. All actions were carried out in a never changing moderate tempo and in perfect unison. The artists tie […]