Nicole Garneau

Work for Live Art Danmark
2012 “Uprising” at Salon Saloon

Nicole travelled large parts of Europe with her performance series Uprising, which aims to spread and rehearse revolutionary practices. In April 2012 she visited us in our livingroom to be part of our performance salon Salon Saloon. In this particular version of Uprising, Nicole talked about a textile workers strike in the United States in the 19th century, and made all participants study the labels of their clothes to find out where they had been made to make a connection to the present day. In the garment industry, we learned, working conditions are still poor in many parts of the world. A piece of good old Agit Prop.

About the Artist
Nicole Garneau is an interdisciplinary artist making site-specific performance and project art that is directly political, critically conscious, and community building. Originally from Chicago, she has been semi-nomadic since 2012. Her book Performing Revolutionary: Art, Action, Activism was published in Spring 2018 by Intellect. Performing Revolutionary was written in response to the UPRISING project, five years of monthly outdoor performances exploring revolutionary practices.

Her website is here.

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.