Søren Dahlgaard

Work for Live Art Denmark
2011: Dough Sculptures at Samtalekøkken

Dough Sculptures
For the edition of Samtalekøkken held in May 2011, we invited Søren Dahlgaard who performed with two of his dough sculptures, working live with them for the first time, as he pointed out in an introductory speech, explaining also, that one was a slow sculpture, ahile the other one was fast. It could be claimed that it was not so much Søren himself who performed, he acted more as a trainer and moderator for his dough sculptures. These are produced with different amounts of yeast and therefore develop a very basic, but no less captivating, life of their own. While the slow sculpture rose peacefully in an aquarium over the course of the entire evening, the fast one was coaxed by Søren to slide of different chairs several times.

About the Artist
Søren Dahlgaard (1973) studied at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London and graduated in 2002. In the work of Søren Dahlgaard, method is challenged though narrative. He incorporates a type of understated slapstick in his work. This is mostly apparent in his performances and staged photography series. He its mostly known for his works with dough, as the “dough warrior” and for his “dough portraits”.

Find more info on Søren and his work on this website.

Om liveart_dk

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.