Joshua Sofaer

Works with Live Art Danmark
2010 “Talk”, performance lecture at Samtalekøkken
2018 Residency in collaboration with Statens Teaterskole

“Talk” was a hugely entertaining lecture on Joshua’s own development as an artist and some projects he realised, presented at Samtalekøkken in October 2010.

Due to the small amount of data YouTube allowed to be uploaded at the time, the video is divided into three parts. The first part of the lecture can be seen below, parts two and three here and here respectively.

In a collaboration between Live Art Denmark and Statens Teaterskole we invited Joshua back for a residence in January and February of 2018. During this stay, he offered his coaching program called Coaching Conversations to artists. It offered an opportunity for artists to ‘rethink’, ‘progress’, and ‘unblock’ their practice during a one-to-one conversation with Joshua, who is also a accredited Relational Dynamics Coach.

Coaching Conversations uses the principles of coaching to move creative ideas forward. Unlike therapy which tends to look to the past for causes, or tutoring which tends to offer advice, coaching is forward and action focussed. The principle of coaching is that any form of solution imposed from the outside is unlikely to be sustainable and that it is rather the job of the coach to help the coachee find solutions for themselves. Joshua has been using coaching alongside mentoring and peer-to-peer learning to support artists.

About the Artist
Joshua Sofaer (1972) is an artist who is centrally concerned with modes of collaboration and participation. Often with an irreverent use of humour, he plays with established forms of production, appropriating and reconfiguring the chat show, competition, lecture, or museum display.

More info can be found on Joshuas’s comprehensive and entertaining website.

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.