Mathias Kryger

Work for Live Art Danmark
2011 Duo performance with Sophie Dupont at Samtalekøkken

Duo Performance
The piece Mathias Kryger performed with Sophie Dupont at Samtalekøkken was developed in a collective process. Together they created costumes from found and cheaply bought materials and invented a series of physical situations that contained elements reminiscent of dance performances from early Avantgarde and Dada, contemporary dance and theatre.

Donning red wigs that obscure their faces, the duo move silently in the sparse light of a video projection that shows the same sequence of historical film material again and again: a female knife thrower performs, placing her knives precariously close to the body of a small girl on a podium while other children watch. Dramatic Music with cello and a low bass male voice play in the background.

About the Artist
Mathias Kryger (b. 1977) has an MA in Visual Culture. He writes art criticism for Kunstkritikk and the daily paper Politiken, and is a performance artist, pop singer and curator.

He likes to show his favorite artworks on Instagram.

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.