Dagmar Vestergaard Friis

In 2017, Dagmar Friis was the lead character in “The Attitudes of Ida Brun“, presented at Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen. Danish/German Ida Brun was an admired contemporary of Goethe and Thorvaldsen – and Denmarks first performance artist according to Bjørn Nørgaard.

Dagmar Vestergaard Friis CV (b.2005)

2013:             with Jörn Burmester (DE): Kritik der Weltmaschine“, Grüntaler9; Berlin.
2014:             with Francesca Romana Ciardi (Italy) Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen.

2014:             solowork: Verdensmaskinen, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Live Art for Børn festival, Copenhagen.

2015:             solowork: artist’s cocktails “Critics&Cocktails“, Overgaden, Copenhagen.
2015:             with Essi Kausalainen (FI): “Carnation & Quartz”, qrt halls in Kristianstad and Ystad, Sweden. Bästa Biennal 2015.

2016:             with Odun Orimolade (Nigeria), NLH Space, Copenhagen.

2017:             Invited speaker at the “With Children” seminar, Leeds-Beckett-University, England.

2017:           “ The Attitudes of Ida Brun” with Ellen Friis (DK), Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen.

2018:             Performance, Sounds like Catastrophes, Eva Meyer-Keller (DE), Brandts, Odense.

2019:             Performance, ”Sounds like Catastrophes”, Eva Meyer-Keller (DE), CC, Copenhagen.

2019:             Performance, “Mundane Heroics”, with Kristoffer Ørum, ANTI festival, Kuopio (FI), Bästa Biennal, Lund (SE) og ”Live Art for Børn” festival, Ålborg (DK).

Dagmar (left, with four German co-performers) in “Sounds like Catastrophes” by Eva Meyer-Keller (DE), Copenhagen Contemporary 2019.

At Live Art for Børn 2, she performed with Essi Kausalainen in Kristianstad and Ystad.

Dagmar with Odun Orimolade (Nigeria), NLH project space, Copenhagen May 2016.

And here she performs within Jörn Burmester Wium’s performance installation “Kritik der Weltmaschine“, at Grüntaler 9 in  Berlin in 2013.

This 2019 interview is a part of the “Collaborating with Kids” series. Dagmar describes various productions by Dr.Sibylle Peters (DE), that she has experienced or participated in.

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