Essi Kausalainen (FIN)

Essi Kausalainen Works with Live Art Denmark 2012: “I and other Letters” at Samtalekøkken 2015: “Carnation & Quartz” “Live Art for Kids” in Kristiansstad I and other Letters For Samtalekøkkenet September 2012, Essi presented “I and other Letters”. She begins, 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, whih 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 rolling towards the audience. A minimal work with a fascinating change of dynamics. Carnation & […]

Double Talk (FI)

Double Talk Works with Live Art Denmark 2010 Samtalekøkken at Warehouse 9 Double talk present a powerful mix of storytelling, spoken word poetry and electronic sounds produced with a single string. About the Artists Double Talk was a Finnish spoken word performance group, consisting of Seppo Pietikainen and Yrjana Sauros.

Divano Occidentale Orientale (IT/CR)

Divano Occidentale Orientale Work with Live Art Denmark2013 “ivetotellyousomething” at Samtalekøkken ivetotellyousomethingThe performance ivetotellyousomething lasted only for five minutes and took place in the tiny toilet of Nikolaj Kunsthal.  Because it was only accessible for one or two spectators at a time, it was repeated continuously  in a loop for three hours. Audience members are guided into the small, darkened toilet space, where occasional flashes of light and projections of cartoons reveal cheap plastic lamps and Hello Kitty paraphernalia. Kitschy violin music and sentimental Italian pop blare form the speakers as the performers approach each visitor individually, coming close, blindfolding them, touching … An exploration, as the artists declare, of […]

Dariusz Fodzcuk (PL)

Dariusz Fodzcuk Works with Live Art Denmark 2013: Artist in residence with Live Art Denmark 2013: TTT for Samtalekøkken in Nikolaj Kunsthal 2013: 3 Performances for Hitparaden 1. TTT While in residency for some months with Live Art Denmark in 2013, Dariusz participated in several of our events. TTT was the title of the participative performance Daniel presented at Samtalekøkken in Nicolai Kunsthal. He opened by greeting each spectator personally, asking them for their names and handing out clear plastic bags. The ensuing performance consisted of a series of actions, and all involved one, several or all members of the audience. Constantly talking, running, touching people, he invited them to […]

Camilla Junior (DK)

Camilla Graff Junior Works for Live Art Denmark 2012 “Inner and Outer Animals”, Samtalekøkkenet at KB 18, Copenhagen Inner and Outer Animals In her performance lecture about healing, Camilla uses animals and humans from her own family (and a lot of video clips she found on You Tube) as examples to explain how to know and keep up a dialogue with our inner and outer animals. She plays with her roles as presenter, performer, family member and weaves a fine mesh of fact and fiction in this amusing tour de force, leaving the spectator unsure of how seriously to take the presentation. In the second part, audience members are invited […]

Christian Falsnaes (DK/DE)

Christian Falsnaes Works for Live Art Denmark 2011 Performance lecture, Samtalekøkkenet 2013 “Fulfilling Your Expectations”, Hitparaden 1 2014 “Existing Things (2010)” at Samtalekøkken/Madhouse Helsinki 2014 “Now and Then” video performance for Now and Again Performance Lecture For our Samtalekøkken, Christian improvised a performance lecture about two of his own performances, which he presented on video. The first performance, a collaboration with the Zurich based Danish artist Søren Berner, was called “First Person”.  The performers lead small groups of audience through an abandoned building and confront them close up with a wild mix of text, physical action and video projection. The audience, as often in Christian’s work, is constantly addressed personally […]

Christopher Hewitt (UK)

Christopher Hewitt Works with Live Art Denmark 2007 Performance Art Juke Box at Berliner Luft 3 Since 2010 Documentation of Samtalekøkken 2012 Critical summary of performances at Samtalekøkken, Nikolaj Tower Session, Copenhagen 2013/14 Documentation of both Hitparaden Festivals. Christopher has continuoiusly assisted Live Art Denmark with guidance and advice in building a forum and a network for the performative arts in Denmark. Performance Art Jukebox Christopher opens his laptop and shows a selection of the comprehensive collection of performance art videos he has collected, and for the most part, shot, edited and produced himself. The audience is invited to choose what they would like to see, and Christopher spices up […]

CoreAct (DK)

CoreAct Works for Live Art Denmark 2010 “Undgåelsens bevægelighed”, Samtalekøkken Undgåelsens bevægelighed/Reflections “Reflection” is a poetic performance installation in the urban space, it is also a colorful sculpture, lighting up public places. As a poetic interpretation it addresses the issue of daily choices or lack thereof, and their consequences to our common future. The colorful glasshouse is inhabited by two performers who portray everyday dilemmas and lifestyle paradoxes in a subtle manner. They have lost the ability to meaningfully discriminate, and are trapped in a long chain of procrastination, mirroring our current social patterns. The colorful glasshouse sculpture was created by internationally renowned sculptor Tom Fruin from New York who […]

Chuck Morris (CH/DK)

Chuck Morris Works for Live Art Denmark 2011: “Souvereines” (excerpt) at Samtalekøkken. Souvereines Announced as a “royal-blue revelation for the masses”, the duo Chuck Morris transforms itself into the Coming Queen in this choreographical performance. We witness two performers spinning slowly through the darkened space of Warehouse 9, bound together by the the bare bones of the queen’s royal habit. We follow them while they retell, or maybe make real by pronouncing them, the steps to queendom and sovereignty while they gradually complete the royal gown. Their voices merge into one, drift into chanting, acquire a dreamlike quality at times. In the final scene, the new queen, bathed in red […]

Brian Catling (UK)

Brian Catling Work for Live Art Danmark 2013, Samtalekøkken, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen Standing to the side of the stage, or the area were the audience focusses their attention because a video is projected, Brian starts his performance by hiding his head between his hands, like someone in distress. The gesture slowly merges into others. His fingers move around his head and we seem to see devil’s horns or a vampire’s fangs. From a pocket of his impeccable black suit, he produces a disposable camera, and in slow, ceremonial gestures, reminding us of an uncanny and not very skillful magician, he snaps pictures of audience members, interrupted by the sound of […]