Works for Live Art Denmark
2015 Group performance with Black Market International and solo performance “Home Stories 3” at Kulstof 15, Aalborg.
Home Stories 3
As the last contribution to Kulstof 15, Helge performed Homestories 3, a solo performance. The audience was invited to write thoughts or wishes onto stones that were then taped onto Helge’s body. Weighted down by the rocks, Helge took the audience for a walk to the nearby harbour, where he cast the stones one by one into the water, performing a ritual of absolution.
Black Market International
Helge also performed with the legendary performance association Black Market International. A movie about the festival, including long excerpts from this exceptional group performance and statements from the performers can be seen here.
About the Artist
Helge formed the Performance Art Group System HM2T with Marco Teubner in 1998. Since 2000 he is associated with the international association Black Market International. He performed in festivals like Exit in Finland, in Italy, at Aozora Art in Japan, Open Art Festival in China, PiPaf in the Philippines and intensively in Canada and the USA. Helge works with Black Market, System HM2T and solo. He was granted a diploma in Cultural Studies from the University of Hildesheim, Germany. He writes for art magazines like Inter (Canada) and teaches performance art workshops and theoretical classes. As a researcher he is interested in questions of pain, duo work, cooperation and the history of images. In 2007 he finished a doctoral thesis about the image of pain in Performance Art (Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, Germany).
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