Marco Teubner

Works for Live Art Danmark
2015 “Fly” and group performance with Black Market International at Kulstof 15

Marco begins his performance, lying on his back on a table, presenting us with a first image of flight by moving slowly from side to side. We might believe that the infernal creaking noises we hear emanate from the table, but they continue as Marco moves to the ground, places a bag of sugar with a small hole in it on the edge of the the table, and we see the sugar running out, like the sand in an hour glass. Marco dons a pair of fragile wings on his back, transforming  into a beetle-like creature, and finally he does fly: Suspended by a rope that runs from the roof of the huge hall all the way to the floor, then is wound several times around his midsection, he lets his body swing gently, an image of deep meditation.

Black Market International
Marco also performed with the legendary performance association Black Market International. A movie about the festival with long excerpts from this exceptional group performance and statements from the performers can be seen here.


Photo: Peter Lind

About the Artist
Born in 1972 in Roth bei Nürnberg/Germany, Marco studied Appled Cultural Studies at the University of Hildesheim. He is one half of the performance group System HM2T, the other one being Helge Meyer. Since 2000 he has been asociated with the performance art group Black Market International. He has worked as a freelance author of children’s board games since 2002.

While Marco does not seem to have a personal website, and there is little information about his performance activities, there is a Wikipedia entry about his activities as an author of games.

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.