Divano Occidentale Orientale

Work with Live Art Denmark
2013 “ivetotellyousomething” at Samtalekøkken

The 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 their own fragility. Video 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 starts 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 with 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.