Roi Vaara (FI)

Roi Vaara Works for Live Art Danmark 2015 “Wet Paint Handshake” and group performance with Black Market International 2021 “Grounding” as a performance recipe in “Playing up – the Nordic Expansion Pack” 2023 “Grounding” as a live performance for Life Art for Children 2023. Wet Paint Handshake At our festival Kulstof 15 Roi presented his performance “Wet Paint Handshake”. Standing in the entrance area of the venue of the festival, Nordkraft in Aalborg/Denmark, dressed in formal black suit and bow tie, he extends his right hand, offering handshakes to the audience as they arrive. Only, between handshakes, he dips his right hand into a bucket of white paint, challenging the […]

Black Market International

Black Market International Work with Live Art Danmark 2015 Group performance at Kulstof 15, Nordkraft, Aalborg Group Performance For a long durational performance, the artists who collectively perform under the legendary moniker of Black Market International took over the vast hall of the culture centre Nordkraft in the Danish city of Aalborg, a former coal fired power plant. Starting with a selection from their huge archive of helpful objects and action-images, amassed in more than 30 yeas of common practice, they quietly set out to act and interact, shape the atmosphere and temperature of the space for the given time of six hours. As always with Black Market, there was […]

Tero Nauha (FIN)

Tero Nauha Work for Live Art Denmark 2012 “Life in Bytom” at Samtalekøkken Life in Bytom Tero Nauha presented a performance from an ongoing series about capitalism, which he developed during a residency in the small Polish mining town of Bytom. He worked with a simple set up of two tables, two speakers and a projection screen in the back, where a slide show of images from the town’s mining past ran. Dressed all in black he reports about his work in and about Bytom. So far, everything looks like a scholarly lecture. But while he speaks, Tero moves a small pile of pieces of coal with his mouth across […]

Søren Thilo Funder (DK)

Søren Thilo Funder Work for Live Art Denmark 2012 “Rites of Passage (Keep alive)” for Samtalekøkken 2013 “First Citizen” video for the Turku Biennial Rites of Passage (Keep alive) At Samtalekøkkenet in September 2012, Søren presented “Rites of Passage (Keep alive)”. A man in formal evening dress slowly descends a set of chairs, and carefully unfolds a white sheet of fabric, which he holds out in front of him. On the sheet, a video is projected which shows a variety of documentary footage of public situations of mourning. Crowds of crying people in the street, watching a hearse go by, audience and players of sports events standing in silence, heads […]

Platform (FI)

Platform Work with Live Art Danmark 2012 Presentation of Platform’s work at Salon Saloon Work Presentation Members of the Finnish artist run initiative Platform presented their project at Salon Saloon in our living room. In their project room, they run a program that includes artist residencies, exhibitions and the publication of a wide range of artistic projects in their home town of Vasa. About the Artists Platform is an artist-run initiative founded in the year of 2000. Platform holds a project room and a residency programme in Vasa, Finland. The aim of Platform is to promote, show and be part of producing international contemporary art. Their events have periodically been […]

Leena Kela (FIN)

Leena Kela Works with Live Art Danmark 2012 “Performance Performance” at Samtalekøkken 2016 “Performance Alphabet” and “Pssst” (with Mark Harvey) at Live Art for Børn 3 Performance Performance In November 2012, Leena brought “Performance Performance”, a how-to self-help performance on inventing and creating a performance from scratch in 30 minutes, to Samtalekøkken. Performance Alphabet In her “Performance Alphabet”, shown at Live Art for Børn 2016, Leena presents a large collection of materials and objects typical for performance art, organised and presented in the sequence of the letters of the alphabet from A to Z. Each object and material is used in a short performance action. Many of the materials are […]

Essi Kausalainen (FIN)

Essi Kausalainen Works with Live Art Danmark 2012 “I and other Letters” at Samtalekøkken 2015 “Carnation & Quartz” at Live Art for Kids in Kristiansstad2021 “I and other letters”, performance recipe for Playing Up2021 Performance opera “B” at Friisland I and other LettersFor Samtalekøkkenet September 2012, Essi presented “I and other Letters”. She begins by measuring and occupying the rather large, white space by rolling slowly all around it in an office chair. Later, she arranges some flowers in a vase on a table, which she then drags diagonally across the floor. Finally, she jumps onto the office chair, this time lying stretched out across the arm rests, planking and speedily […]

Double Talk (FI)

Double Talk Works with Live Art Danmark 2010 “Subconscious Double Talk” at Samtalekøkken at Warehouse 9 Subconscious Double Talk In their performance for our performance art series Samtalekøkken, Finnish duo Double Talk presented a powerful mix of storytelling, spoken word poetry and electronic sounds produced with a single string. The performers take turns spinning the yarn of their story and playing their piezo-mike-amplified string. About the Artists Double Talk was a Finnish spoken word performance group, consisting of Seppo Pietikainen and Yrjana Sauros that left hardly any traces online.