And many Others

Other guests: Francesca Romana Ciardi (IT), Thomas Dambo (DK), Nebahat Erpolat (AU),  Anders Benmouyal (DK), Peter Rørbæk (DK), Chez Debs (DK), Rachel Dowle (UK), Black Note (DK/FR), Julian Maynard Smith (UK), Zlatko Buric (DK), Nils Grøndahl (DK), DJ Jazzfrans & Odine (DK), Peter Tinning (DK), Louis Keidan (UK), Martin O´Brien (UK), Christine Borch (DK), Carsten Friberg (DK), Horwitz & Hess (DE), Svend E Kristensen (DK), Morten Koefoed (DK), Kathrine Karlsen (DK), Johanna Linsley (UK), Alex Eisenberg (UK), Diana Damian (UK), Maddy Costa (UK),  Rachel Lois Clapham (UK), Ida Marie Hede Bertelsen (DK), Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld (DK), Christine Fentz (DK), Værkstedet Værst (DK), Why Be (DK), Sune Petersen/Motorsaw (DK), Robert Kuzborski (DK), Alberto Lomas (ES), […]

Tone Avenstroup (NO/DE)

Tone Avenstroup Work with Live Art Denmark 2007: “this is not a love song #3” at Berliner Luft 3 This is not a love song “this is not a love song # 3”, the performance that Berlin living Norwegian artist and poet Tone Avenstroup brought to Berliner Luft 3  in 2007 presented a meditation on love and its obstacles in the form of a classical material exploration performance art piece with some old school media, including slides. The white walls around the stage constantly had words of love songs projected on them. The title giving hit single by Public Image Ltd. fascinated Tone by its obvious paradox: Isn’t “This is […]

Thomas Martius (DE)

Thomas Martius Work for Live Art Denmark 2005: “Las Venice” with Andrzej Wirth at Berliner Luft 2. Las Venice In their “Essayistic Video Performance” Las Venice, reknowned cultural critic Andrzej Wirth and videomaker and performance artist Thomas Martius embark on a philosophical investigation of the “original” city of Venice and its replica, the Venetian casinohotel in Las Vegas. For their performance at Hitparaden 1, Andrzej and Thomas performed a live conversation in the light of a multi channel projection of the video essay that added an entertaining extra layer to the complex structure of the video work. About the Artist Thomas is a theatre director, performance- and video- artist, writer […]

Tanja Ostojic

Tanja Ostojic Work for Live Art Denmark2004: ”The Integration Project 2000-2005: A Dinner Conversation” at Berliner Luft 1  The Integration Project 2000-2005: A Dinner ConversationTanja’s performance lecture, part of her „Integration Project” series, was entitled “A Dinner Conversation”. The audience was served food and wine while Tanja, her body completely covered by a burqa in military camouflage pattern, shows films and pictures from her projects. The audience is placed in a comfortable position while the works that are presented address “the others” – those who are not allowed to sit at the table in Denmark. The conversation is based on earlier parts of “The Integration Project“, which included her best […]

Showcase Beat Le Mot (DE)

Showcase Beat Le Mot Works for Live Art Denmark2009: “Vote Zombie Andy Beuyz” at Berliner Luft 42015: “Offside” at Live Art for Børn 2 Vote Zombie Andy BeuyzThe four members of Showcase Beat Le Mot, 50ish boyband members of Gießen pedigree, performed “Vote Zombie Andy Beuyz” at our fourth Berliner Luft festival. Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys, great white art men of the 20th century, were conjured up as checkered shirted zombies in a carefully outfitted haunted house, a space populated by wild and free associations on money, markets and the European Union, constructed from some debris found in the ruins of Western theatre. OffsideFor Live Art for Børn 2 […]

She She Pop (DE)

She She Pop Work for Live Art Denmark 2005: “Warum tanzt ihr nicht?” at Berliner Luft 2 in Kanonhallen Warum tanzt ihr nicht? The ballroom is a promise, a place of great anticipations and secret desires and – as desires so often do not suffice – a place of hidden plans, old and new strategies and their spectacular staging. She She Pop turned the theatre space into a dance floor and showed the ballroom with all its myths as a pitfall of pathetically exaggerated expectations. Fantasy and reality diverged dramatically: Every dancer – prom queen, wallflower, gentleman or gate crasher – was caught in their role. The audience moved back […]

Plan B (UK)

Plan B Work for Live Art Denmark 2009: “A Bicycle Made for You” at Berliner Luft 4 A Bicycle Made for You A special Copenhagen version of their tandem riding performance was created by the Berlin based performance duo Plan B. Each spectator was greeted by one of the performers and led to a tandem that is held stationary in a bike stand. The other performer is already on the front seat of the tandem, ready to go. Hanging on their back is a small screen, site of the film performance. For the Copenhagen version created for “Berliner Luft 4”, Plan B asked the city’s cycle couriers for all the […]

Otmar Wagner (DE/A)

Otmar Wagner Works for Live Art Denmark 2004: “Encyclopedia of Performance Art” at Berliner Luft 1 2005: “Stuff the Holes, Yeah!” at Berliner Luft 2 2012: “Song for Samtalekøkken” and “The Border” at Samtalekøkken Encyclopedia of Performance Art Otmar founded founded “Wagner/Feigl Forschung und Festspiele” together with Florian Feigl as a platform for their common projects in 1996. IN 2004 they performed their “Encyclopedia of Performance Art” for the first time in Denmark at our first Berliner Luft festival. The Encyclopedia is a potentially limitless project, setting out, as Wagner/Feigl declare, to list each and every material and action ever used in a performance. In a matter-of-fact setting of desks, […]

On Air (US/DE)

On Air Work for Live Art Denmark 2007: “Hotel Radio” at Berliner Luft 3. Hotel Radio In a certain hotel plans were made to broadcast, from a tower on the roof of the hotel. Radio broadcasts. The name of this hotel was the Hotel Radio. Richard Foremann Hotel Radio is presented as quasi “talk radio”. Sequences vary from quiz shows to phone-ins, on topics ranging from garbage to duck hunting. Fast switching between segments, technical confusion, interruptions, and silence create extreme changes in the atmosphere of the piece. Hotel Radio observes a single person in a game with different communication and information systems, and documents the loneliness which lies beneath. […]

Noah Holtwiesche (DE)

Noah Holtwiesche Works for Live Art Denmark2007: “Signifying Nothing” at Berliner Luft 32014: “Aibi/Alias” at Samtalekøkken, Inkonst Malmö Signifying NothingStanding close to his audience in a small basement room, after a lengthy introduction in which he explains the title (referring to the number zero), Noah informs the audience about his aim to establish an energy flow between themselves and a piece of steel, and what to do to end the performance. Noah then ceremoniously takes of his suitcoat, hangs it up, and leaves through the door behind him. Through the door he left open we see him in the next room, where he repeatedly lifts a piece of steel beam […]