Om liveart_dk

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.

Mammalian Diving Reflex (CA)

Mammalian Diving Reflex Works with Live Art Danmark 2014 “Haircuts by Children” at Live Art for Children 1 2018 “Eat the Street” at Live Art for Children 5 Haircuts by Children We presented the Canadian performance group Mammalian Diving Reflex for the first time in 2014 at out first Live Art for Børn festival in Copenhagen. They brought one of their signature pieces, Haircuts by Children. The piece does exactly what the title promises: a group of children is given a crash course in hairdressing and run a salon where they offer free haircuts to members of the public. In the lovingly designed shop, adults (and other children) tested their […]

Rainham Sheds (UK)

Rainham Sheds Works for Live Art Danmark 2014 Concert at Hitparaden 2 Rainham Sheds The Rainham Sheds (not to be confused with these Rainham Sheds), at that time consisting of Kate Mahony, Jenna Finch and Rachel Dowle, played a radical set of post punk songs at our second Hitparaden festival. The band members also presented individual performances and played in the backing band for the fantastic “Disabled Avantgarde” Rainham Sheds The Rainham Sheds are a Post-punk all female maximum art-core, art-school group. They sing about theorists, Art Stars, shit jobs, mega-banter, sex with furniture and reminding themselves that he’s not her dad. Listen to the Rainham Sheds on Soundcloud. And […]

Jørgen Teller (DK)

Jørgen Teller Work with Live Art Danmark 2014 “Static Teller” at Hitparaden 2 Static Teller An amazing set of noisy voice and guitar improvisation of Jørgen Teller’s then brand new solo project. He calls it minimal rock goes synth’n’poetry.  Here he speeds up new minimalistic text with vibrant voice-delays, his electric guitar, Le Bastard, and static LFO-synths. Static Teller was created during Teller’s residency at Rotterdam’s avantgarde studio The Worm in early 2014. Teller “pressed rec” and used the studio’s load of old crazy machinery, including an ARP 2500, an EMSi and the Publison DHM89. The resulting handfull of suggestive static songs became his new solo-project. About the Artist Jørgen […]

Kluster Fuck (DK)

Kluster Fuck Work for Live Art Danmark 2014 Concert at Hitparaden 2 Concert Kluster Fuck is a Danish grindcore band. They played at Hitparaden 2 on the last day of the festival. Everybody who was feeling a little tired after a massive overdose of three days of performance art got thoroughly woken up. About the Band Kluster Fuck consists of one girl and two long-haired guys. Tyt stands for the vocal part and Petang for guitar, while Hufsa takes care of both bass and drums. Together, they play one-quarter roaring grindcore. Grindcore is a mix of hardcore punk and death metal related to discore and crustcore.  Read and hear more […]

J&K (DE/DK)

J&K Work for Live Art Danmark 2014 “The Cave” at Hitparaden 2 The Cave The Cave is a tribute to the origins of art making and explores liminal states of human and non‐human existence and of becoming other. Over the duration of 17 minutes, a stage is created as a living tableaux, transforming the space into a temporary cave. Five costumed characters inhabit, explore and construct The Cave as they interact, handle materials and paint each other in a slow and yet dramatic choreography structured by light and sound. Performers: Linards Kulless, Christoph Mühlau, Philip Roitmann, Janne Schäfer, Mette Schwarz. Light on stage: Kristine Agergaard. Sound technical assistance: Matthias Wyder. […]

Frau Hue (DE)

Frau Hue Works for Live Art Denmark 2014 “WURST – part of me TO GO” at Hitparaden 2 2017 “Get Out Of Jail, Free?” at Horsens Happening mit Hue/Boy. WURST part of me – TO GO Blood is a myth and a carrier of information. For “Wurst – part of me”, each participant donates some of their own blood and prepares a blood sausage following a vegan recipe. It is a transforming experience for all senses, transgressing borders between the poles of veganism and vampirism, autologous blood doping and self-destruction. An evening to try and discuss. “WURST part of me – TO GO” in Copenhagen was supported by duckP (Dr. […]

Frisk Frugt with orchester and Kim Grønborg (DK)

Frisk Frugt with Orchestra feat. Kim Grønborg Work for Live Art Denmark 2014 “Frisk Frugt and Orchestra” at Hitparaden 2 “Frisk Frugt” is Danish for “fresh fruit” and the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Anders Lauge Meldgaard. Since he debuted as Frisk Frugt with the album “Guldtrompeten” in 2006, he became a unique figure on the Danish music scene. At our Hitparaden 2 festival, Frisk Frugt played a special concert with orchestral backing and – icing on the cake – visual artist and musician Kim Grønborg contributing visuals to the show. About the Artist Anders Lauge Meldgaard is the real name of the man behind Frisk Frugt. His roots are in […]

Phace & Misanthrop (DE)

Phace & Misanthrop Work for Live Art Danmark 2014 Phace & Misanthrop played a set at Hitparaden 2 About the Artists Phace and Misanthrop are Drum and Bass Producers and DJs from Germany. They collaborate as Neosignal. Phace and Misanthrop both have entries on Wikipedia. Phace’s is in English, Misanthrop’s is only available in German. Neosignal has a website with many more links. Of course they are on Soundcloud: Listen to Phace, Misanthrop, or Neosignal.

Nieves Correa and Abel Loureda (ES)

Nieves Correa and Abel Loureda Work for Live Art Danmark Nieves Correa and Abel Loureda performed “Babia” at Hitparaden 2 Babia In Spanish, the phrase “to be in Babia” expresses to be absent minded, a dreamer.  It refers to the Babia Valley, where centuries ago the kings of León went to escape their monarchical tasks. The title is a well chosen, the performance indeed has a somnambulistic quality. In a darkened space, the audience sit in a circle around a small, brightly lit area, a red suitcase in the middle of it. Nieves and Abel, both naked, move around somewhere on the fringes of the circle, interacting with the audience. Muffled laughter, […]

Vaida Tamoševičiūtė (LT)

Vaida Tamoševičiūtė Work for Live Art Denmark 2014 “A Piece of my Heart” at Hitparaden 2 A piece of my heart In her outdoor performance, Vaida lies naked on the dirty ground of a courtyard of the venue. She slowly inflates a rubber beach ball designed as a model of earth, and then proceeds to, just as slowly, cut the deflated ball into small pieces with a razor blade. Due to nudity, the video of the performance was age restricted by Youtube and can not be shared here. To view, please use this link. Quite a while after we put the video online, something weird and wonderful happened. It became […]