Divano Occidentale Orientale

Work with Live Art Danmark
2013 “ivetotellyousomething” at Samtalekøkken

The 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 their own fragility. Video below by Christopher Hewitt.


About the Artists
The theater group Divano Occidentale Orientale was founded in January 2010 by Giuseppe L. Bonifati (Italy) and Monserrat Montero Cole (Costa Rica). The artistic project of the group originates from the South of Italy and Costa Rica in the South of the world, and especially from the will to build and produce art through deep research and compare it over different generations. A wide-ranging project that lives inside and outside Italy, in a continuous journey of contamination of its works with the “other” across national borders.

More info on the group’s website.

Om liveart_dk

Liveart.dk was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.