Helena Hei-Sook Park

Work for Live Art Denmark
2010: “Slagter Grøntsager” at Samtalekøkken

Slagter Grøntsager
It is a cold November night in Copenhagen’s notorious Kødbyen, the former slaughterhouse district. Crouching on the ground close to a brick wall, a figure clad in black fur commits a series of brutal murders. The victims are several heads of cabbage and a large pumpkin, massacred and shredded to bits with an impressive arsenal of knives and cleavers. The pumpkin even gets infused with tomato pulp blood before its demise to make the spectacle more gorey. All the evidence, bits and pieces of veggies, gets thrown into a large cooking pot, where they are transformed into a delicious soup, which the murderous artist serves to slightly befuddled audience members.

About the Artist
Helena Hei-Sook Park works with everyday objects and actions, primarily from the context of household and kitchen. They serve her as fields of documentation and a frame to investigate how things and chores are normally performed. In the performances she generates from her observations, she likes to discover the absurd elements of the ordinary. Which leads to the question if our conception of rationality is irrational.

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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.