Eric Andersen

Works for Live Art Denmark
2013 Organ Concert for Samtalekøkken at Nikolaj Kunsthall

Fluxus legend Eric Andersen produces an impressive drony sound wall on the large church organ at Nikolaj Kunsthall for our Samtalekøkken in April 2013. The performance was part of his own retrospective solo-exhibition in the former church in the midieval center of Copenhagen, where Eric performed in one of the first Fluxus concerts in Denmark during Festum Fluxorum in 1962.

 

About the Artist
Eric Andersen has been a pioneer in the field of performance art, installation and InterMedia and was one of the founders of the Fluxus network in 1962. Since 1960 he has been participating in over 500 events and exhibitions all over the world. He developed an interest in intermedia art very early on (as from 1959). In his Opus works from the early 60s, he investigated primarily the open interaction between performer and audience. In November 1962, for the first time, he participated in a Fluxus concert at the Festum Fluxorum in the Nikolai Kirke, Copenhagen, and in subsequent years he was involved in a number of Fluxus festivals and actions. From 1962 to 1966, he cooperated closely with Arthur Köpcke. In the late 1960s, Andersen was active in Mail Art, and since the 1970s he has devoted much of his work to an investigation of geographical space.

More information online: Eric Andersen’s Wikipedia page (in English), and this article on kunsten.nu (in Danish).

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.