Elvira Santamaria (MX)

Elvira Santamaria Works for Live Art Danmark2015 “Shadow Self Portrait” and Black Market group performance at Kulstof 15. Shadow self-portraitElvira appears dressed all in black in front of a shining white screen, and with the interplay of light and darkness sets one theme for this brief performance. Elvira lights all matches from a box one after the other. The stage lights fade to black. In the darkness, she burns pieces of paper and uses their soot to blacken one side of a glass pane. Holding the piece of glass in front of her face, she produces a rough portrait of herself by drawing with her fingers in the soot. As […]

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 […]