Joaquin Zaragoza

Work for Live Art Danmark
2014 “Bombardino” at Hitparaden 2

The bombardino or euphonium is a brass instrument and close relative of the tuba, but slightly smaller. It covers the tenor tone range, whereas the tuba is firmly rooted in the bass. One of these rather rare instruments is the center piece of Joaquin’s performance installation for Hitparaden 2. This one is equipped with several small mikes that the artist produces a series of scratchy noise sounds with, before actually improvising on the instrument. Visuals are supplied by small photoscreens attached to the bombardino and a larger projection which doubles as the light source for the work.

About the Artist
Joaquin trained as a sculptor in Spain, working in stone and with casting techniques as his specialties.
He also studied visual arts at the Jutland Academy of Arts.

Today, Joaquin works with text, video, installation, photography and sound, with many of his projects and concepts based on social discrepancies. He has participated in exhibitions and projects in Denmark and abroad.

Joaquin teaches art for children and young people at Aarhus Art and Media School.

Information on some of his older works can be found on this website.


Photo: Peter Lind

Om 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.