Vittorio Osvaldo Tommasini (IT)

Vittorio Osvaldo Tommasini Work re-performed by Live Art Denmark2018 “White and Black” at Live Art for Kids 5 White and BlackTommasini, better known under his artist name “Farfa” (1879-1964), was a futurist poet and painter. He contributed to one of the best known Futurist works, the Futurist Cookbook by master Futurist Filippo Tomaso Marinetti from 1930, that collects a large number of recipes for artistic and performative cooking and eating. Farfa’s recipe for “White and Black” goes like this: “A one-man-show on the internal walls of the stomach consisting of free-form arabesques of whipped cream sprinkled with lime-tree charcoal. Contra the blackest indigestion. Pro the whitest teeth.” We offered plates […]

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 […]

Myriam Laplante (CA/IT)

Myriam Laplante Work for Live Art Danmark 2015 “The Phenomenology of Doubt” and group performance with Black Market International at Kulstof 15 The Phenomenology of Doubt Myriam performs in front of a blackboard with a piece of chalk attached to its center with a piece of string. She writes the word “doubt” in the highest point the chalk will reach, followed by “art” and “universe” in the lower left and right segments, roughly where the 4 and 8 would be on the face of a clock. She then completes the circle until it reads “the phenomenology of doubt in the post-material universe of contemporary performance art through the study of […]

Pathosformel (IT/CR)

Pathosformel Work for Live Art Danmark 2013 “T.E.R.R.Y.” at Samtalekøkken T.E.R.R.Y. Pathosformel presented their performance installation T.E.R.R.Y at Samtalekøkken in 2013. The installation dealt with issues of collaboration and competition between human and non human entities, and filled the vast space of Nikolaj Kunsthal. It consisted of sparse blue lights and fragile wooden objects that reminded the viewer of miniature football goals. The lights flicker, the goals move around, seemingly by themselves, while a soundtrack of trancy electronics, accompanied a hushed female voice plays. About the Artists Pathosformel was founded in Venice in 2004 by Daniel Blanga Gubbay and Paola Villani, both students of Giorgio Agamben, and influenced by the […]

Divano Occidentale Orientale (IT/CR)

Divano Occidentale Orientale Work with Live Art Danmark2013 “ivetotellyousomething” at Samtalekøkken ivetotellyousomethingThe performance ivetotellyousomething took place in the tiny toilet of Nikolaj Kunsthallasted and lasted for just five minutes.  Because it was only accessible for one or two spectators at a time, it was repeated  in a loop for three continuous hours. Audience members were guided into the small, darkened toilet booth, where occasional flashes of light and projections of cartoons revealed cheap plastic lamps and Hello Kitty paraphernalia. Kitschy violin music and sentimental Italian pop blared form the speakers as the performers approached each visitor individually, coming close, blindfolding them, touching … An exploration, as the artists declared, of […]