Mathias Kryger

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

Duo Performance
Mathias Kryger performed with Sophie Dupont at Samtalekøkken. Their performance was developed in a completely collective work process. Togetyher they created costumes of found and cheaply bought materials and silent physical situations reminiscent of dance performances from early Avantgarde and Dada as well as from contemporary dance and theatre.

Donning red wigs that obscure their faces, they move slowly in the sparse light of a video projection that shows again and again the same sequence of historical film material: a woman knife thrower performs, placing her knives precariously close to 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 performanceartist, popsinger 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.