Jane Jin Kaisen

Work with Live Art Denmark
2012: “A Bedtime Story” at Samtalekøkken

A Bedtime Story
Jane Jin Kaisen performed “A Bedtime Story” at Samtalekøkkenet in December 2012. Calmly speaking to her own infant child who she carries around wrapped in a blanket, she retells her own story of motherhood, including the practical challenges it comes with. She talks at length about the difficulty of finding a place in daycare for her child, worrying about finding the best possible one, and many more issues that come with becoming a parent. The entire story is narrated in the third person, giving her it a distanced, almost fairy tale like quality.

Photo: Ellen Friis

Photo: Ellen Friis

About the Artist
Jane Jin Kaisen is a visual artist born in Jeju Island, South Korea and adopted to Denmark in 1980. She is based in Berlin and Copenhagen.

Working with video installation, film, photography, performance, and text, Kaisen’s artistic practice is informed by extensive interdisciplinary research and engagement with diverse communities. Recurring themes involve memory, migration, and translation at the intersection of personal and collective histories. Through non-linear layered montages of image, sound, voice, and archive, she creates distinct modes of storytelling that gesture towards sites of emergence and embodied memories that linger at the margins of the seen and the said.

Mopre of Jane Jin Kaisen’s work can be found on her webpage, some general information is on Wikipedia.

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.