Jeannette Ehlers (DK)

Jeannette Ehlers (DK) Work for Live Art Denmark 2016: “Black Matter” at Live Art for Børn in Aalborg Black Matter Jeannette Ehlers showed “Black Matter” at Live Art for Børn 2016 in Ålborg. The piece consists of a series of black and white photos, projected on a  screen and a large balloon that is slowly inflated in front of it. Like brief flashes of memory, moving and changing with the movement of the balloon, images of black struggle, covers of records of black artists and, most of all, an almost endless stream of portraits of black women and man, flow before the viewers eyes, in the darkened space. The piece […]

Heidi Hove (DK)

Heidi Hove Works for Live Art Denmark 2013: Installation at the Museum of History & Contemporary Art – Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku, Finland. Heidi Hove was one of three Danish artists Live Art Denmark curated for the Turku Biennial 2013. For her installation, Heidi Hove was inspired by the past – by the archeaological fragments exhibited in Aboa Vetus and two childhood memories. One was a piece of glass from her childhood garden, which hurt her foot. The other is about her granddad, a farmer, who collected all the stones he found in the ground. In her installation, Heidi exhibits pieces of glass and porcelain from her childhood […]

50 farlige ting (alle børn bør prøve)

50 farlige ting (alle børn bør prøve) Har du nogensinde lavet mad i en opvaskemaskine? Slikket på et 9 volts batteri? Løftet låget på popcornene, når de popper? Aldrig nogensinde? Så er denne forestilling for dig! Forestillingen undersøger alt det, voksne normalt advarer deres børn imod! Forestillingen bygger på bogen af samme navn ( af Julie Spielger og Gever Tulley) og er skabt af Forschungstheater ved Fundustheater i Hamburg. Liveart.dk har købt de danske rettigheder og viser den i en udgave ved Henrik Vestergaard og Daniel Norback. Varighed: 40 min. Alder: fra 4 år  

David Sebastian Lopez Restrepo (CO)

David Sebastian Lopez Restrepo Works for Live Art Danmark 2016 Four Performances for COLAB Copenhagen 2016 – present: camera and editing, VR Archive of Performance Art. David Sebastian is a regular collaborator on Live Art Danmark’s VR Archive of Performance Art and many other projects. COLAB Copenhagen David Sebastian was one of the international artists contributing to our event COLAB Copenhagen. In his performances, everyday objects like coal or paper boats, but in particular food stuffs like potatos, originally indigenous to South America, and many others, become symbols of the multiple plights of people who live far away from their home and culture. See excerpts of the four performances and […]

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 […]

DJ Hvad (DK)

DJ Hvad Works for Live Art Danmark 2015 DJ Set at Kulstof 15 festival DJ Set DJ Hvad played a furious set at Kulstof 15, our performance art festival at Teater Nordkraft in Aalborg. The gig, which included flashing psychodelic projections and a chain saw, is partly documented in the video below. About the Artist DJ Hvad is an alias used by  Danish musician Hari Shankar Kishore AKA Kid Kishore/Albertslund Terror Korps. Hvad translates into English “what”, a word DJ Hvad often speaks and uses in his music. He is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Apart from been the owner of the notorious Danish label Syg Nok records, he has also […]

Nanna Lysholt Hansen (DK)

Nanna Lysholt Hansen Works for Live Art Denmark 2015: Performance “Dear Daughter/Motherboard Theories of Evolution (w/Braidotti, Plant et aliae) #6” and video “Dear Daughter/Organic Cyborg Stories (After Donna Haraway) #5” at Kulstof 15. Dear Daughter For our 2015 festival Kulstof 15, Nanna showed two parts of her “Dear Daughter” series, one a live performance, the other one a video. The video is the chronologically earlier contribution. In “Dear Daughter/Organic Cyborg Stories (After Donna Haraway) #5” we see an unchanging image of a human body, clad in a morphsuit, sitting cross legged in front of a mikrophone on a stand in a sharply outlined blue light. The figure has a large […]

Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt (DK)

Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt Work for Live Art Danmark2014 “Zoo” for Now and Again Zoo“Zoo” is an original video which Cecilie created for our series of video performances Now and Again. On screen, we witness Cecilie performing in a living-room, exhibiting the vain need to be remembered. Over two hours in front of the video camera, a time-based portrait unfolds, and an improvised personae emerges from the live situation. With the material edited down to twenty minutes, the performed subjectivity is shaped and consolidated into a contradictory and tamed portrait of the artist as a young woman. Editing and sound are explicitly commenting the act of auto-portraiture as the performance is […]

Erik Pold (DK)

Erik Pold Works for Live Art Danmark 2009 “Gob Squad’s Kitchen” with Gob Squad at Berliner Luft 4 2014 “Teheran Mon Amour” with Norpol at Hitparaden 1 2014 “9 TO 5 IN 7,5” for Now and Again Gob Squad’s Kitchen Erik is a regular guest performer in the productions of Berlin based art collective Gob Squad. We brought them to Denmark for our festival Berliner Luft 4, where Erik performed in “Gob Squad’s Kitchen”, a journey back to 1965 in an attempt to remake Andy Warhol’s Kitchen. But as none of the performers has actually seen the original, they enlist audience members in a quest for the authentic. Teheran Mon Amour […]