Otmar Wagner (DE/A)

Otmar Wagner Works for Live Art Danmark 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, […]

Oreet Ashery (UK)

Oreet Ashery Work for Live Art Danmark 2012 Artist’s presentation at Samtalekøkken Artist’s Presentation Oreet, born in Israel, educated and living in the United Kingdom, gave a slide lecture about her work. At the time, she focused on photos of herself taking on male identities, in particular those of orthodox jewish men. In the images, the artist is almost unrecognizable, using intricate hair, beard, costume and make up to perfect the transformation into the other one. In her lecture, in the video below, we hear her speak about her relationship to Israel and the complexities of her images that produce a tension between her own female body and pespective on […]

Open Source Food

Open Source Food Work for Live Art Danmark 2011 Presentation of the group’s work and dinner at Samtalekøkken Group Presentation What better guests for our series of performance events Samtalekøkken than Open Source Food, who – like us in our performance community building project – combine art, social engagement and excellent cooking in their work. In April 2011, members of the group presented their practices including foraging and political activism, and they served a delicious meal to the audience. About the Artists Open Source Food was initiated by André Amtoft (DK/US) and Arendse Krabbe (DK/FR) in 2010. Both work within various collaborative and interdisciplinary constellations. They engage a wide variety […]

Olof Olsson (S/DK)

Olof Olsson Works for Live Art Danmark 2012 “The History of Disco” at Samtalekøkken 2013 “Driving the Blues Away” at Hitparaden 1 2014 “1864/1946” for Now and Again 2015 “Driving the Blues Away” at Kulstof 15 The History of Disco After playing music for about half an hour, placing an order of drinks (black coffee and Club Mate) through an audience member, chatting with that audience member for a while, as well as digressions about travelling, psychoanalysis and Venezolean bank machine frauds, Olof begins his performance lecture at around minute 52. He begins it not by talking about Disco, but by talking about the Swing Kids, an oppositional movement of […]

Nielsen (DK)

Nielsen Works at Live Art Danmark 2010: Live Review of Nielsen’s “Funus Imaginarium” by Trine Ross at Samtalekøkken 2012: Panelist on Live Reviewing at Samtalekøkken Funus Imaginarium At Samtalekøkken in November 2010, critic Trine Ross from the Danish daily newspaper Politiken gave a live review of “Funus Imaginarium”. In this happening by “Das Beckwerk”, one of Nielsen’s former artistic incarnations, the human being, state citizen and artist Claus Beck-Nielsen was declared dead and buried. “Das Beckwerk“ ceased to exist a few months later after 100 days of mourning. Exactly one year later, on the 17th of January 2012, the artist was resurrected and christened “Nielsen” in the former church, Nikolaj […]

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 them 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 length of steel beam […]

Molly Haslund (DK)

Molly Haslund Works for Live Art Danmark 2010 Presentation of Lone Twin Theatre at Samtalekøkken, with Gary Winters 2011 “I went into a bar” at Samtalekøkken 2015 “Spoon Ball” at Live Art for Kids 2 Lone Twin For Samtalekøkken in November 2010, Molly Haslund performed with Gary Winters from the Lone Twin performance and theatre group. While Gary gave a performance lecture about the beginnings and work of Lone Twin, Molly provided soundtracks to some video examples on her Ukulele. She also was a member of Lone Twin Theatre, and in the second part of the presentation, she and Gary gave an example of what their first piece looked like […]

Mathias Kryger (DK)

Mathias Kryger Work for Live Art Danmark 2011 Duo performance with Sophie Dupont at Samtalekøkken Duo Performance The piece Mathias Kryger performed with Sophie Dupont at Samtalekøkken was developed in a collective process. Together they created costumes from found and cheaply bought materials and invented a series of physical situations that contained elements reminiscent of dance performances from early Avantgarde and Dada, contemporary dance and theatre. Donning red wigs that obscure their faces, the duo move silently in the sparse light of a video projection that shows the same sequence of historical film material again and again: a female knife thrower performs, placing her knives precariously close to the body […]

Marcus Coates (UK)

Marcus Coates Work at Live Art Danmark 2011 Video Works at Samtalekøkken Video Works At Samtalekøkken in December 2011, we presented a selection of Marcus’ video works until 2010. Long before it became a general trend in academia as well as across the visual and performing arts, Marcus has worked with the ideas of being or becoming an animal, or what today would be called  human-animal or human-non-human-animal relations. About the Artist Marcus, who was born in London in 1968, is well-known for his video works, which record the artist making shamanistic performances. These events tend to take place in municipal spaces such as offices or council housing buildings, and […]

Lone Twin (UK)

Lone Twin Work for Live Art Danmark 2010 Performance Lecture for Samtalekøkken, with Molly Haslund 2019 “Beastie” at Live Art for Børn 6 and Performance Recipies at Copenhagen Contemporary Performance Lecture In November 2010, Gary Winters , one half of the Lone Twin performance duo, at the time in transition from performance art to theatre makers, came to Copenhagen to present their work at Samtalekøkken. With the support of Molly Haslund, who was a performer in Lone Twin Theatre, he talked about how he and his partner Gregg Whelan met as art students, their collaboration as artists, illustrated by videos and slides of their work. Molly played the Ukulele to […]