Erik Pold

Works for Live Art Denmark
2009 “Gob Squad’s Kitchen” with Gob Squad at Berliner Luft 4
2014 “Teheran Mon Amour” Norpol at Hitparaden 1
2014 “9 TO 5 IN 7,5” for Now and Again

Gob Squad’s Kitchen
Erik is a regular guest performer in the productions of Berlin based art collective Gob Squad. We brought them to Denmark for our festival Berliner Luft 4, where Erik performed in “Gob Squad’s Kitchen”, a journey back to 1965 in an attempt to remake Andy Warhol’s Kitchen. But as none of the performers has actually seen the original, they enlist audience members in a quest for the authentic.

Photo: Malle Madsen

Photo: Malle Madsen

Teheran Mon Amour
Erik Pold directed the performance “Teheran Mon Amour” with Daniel Nordback’s performance company Norpol. We showed the performance about the situation of homosexual men in Iran today at Hitparaden 1. It opens with a re-make of one of the greatest love stories on film: ”Hiroshima, mon amour”. But instead of a French woman and a Japanese man, two men – one Scandinavian, one Persian – perform in the leading roles.

9 TO 5 IN 7,5
Erik created created the video “9 TO 5 IN 7,5″ for our video performance program Now and Again. In this timelapse video filmed and edited directly on the iPad, Erik documents an eight-hour workday through an hourly recording that gets shorter and shorter as the day advances. The performance plays with the logical paradox that time seems both relative and permanently accelerating.

Still from video

Still from video

About the Artist
Based in Copenhagen, working within the Performing Arts as a director, choreographer, performer, producer, curator and organizer.
Always in a proces of rethinking and reexperiencing methods and ideas of working within the performing arts. With a passion for surprising and unexpected performances, that speak into the time we live in.

A lot of his work, Erik creates as a selfproducing artist within the framework of his own company LIMINAL a company he runs as the artistic co-director alongside fellow-artist Adelaide Bentzon since 1999.

More info can be found on Erik’s website and that his company, Liminal.

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.