Siân Robinson Davies

Works for Live Art Danmark
2011 “Expectations” at Samtalekøkken
2014 DIVA residency, Stand Up performances

We’re going to start with some assumptions,
because that’s where we always start.
However, we will try to get further,
even if all we end up with is lies and nonsense.

At Samtalekøkkenet in November 2011, Siân presented “Expectations”. Dressed as a clown, she asked the audience about their expectations of “performance art” in general, and her performance in particular, and then proceeded to try to fulfill them.

The performance was reviewed in the renowned Danish newspaper Politiken by Henrik Vesterberg. The review “Free salon offers soup and wood snail porn” can be found here

Stand Up Performances
In September and October 2014, Siân stayed in Copenhagen with a DIVA residency we facilitated. During this time she experimented with integrating elements of stand-up comedy into her performances. Some samples can be seen in the video below.

About the Artist
Siân Robinson Davies is an artist and comedian based in Edinburgh whose work encompasses performance, writing and video.  She graduated from Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2007 and Applied Linguistics at Birbeck College, University of London in 2011. Siân now lives in Edinburgh after a few years in Berlin and London, where her interest in the relationship between words and objects was fueled.

These days, Siân seems to be pursuing other activities, like writing this book.Her performance art website is not online anymore.

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.