Stine Marie Jacobsen

Works for Live Art Denmark
2011: “The Entity” at Samtalekøkken, with Ib Kjeldsmark
2013: “Idle No More“, video for the performance program of the Turku Biennal
2014: “der den die die”, video for Now and Again
20XX: “Law Shifters” at

The Entity
For her performance “The Entity” Samtalekøkken in April 2011, she hid in the attic of our venue Warehouse 9. The designer Ib Kjeldsmark was the only one able to see her, and created live drawings from hisexperience. The only other signs of Stine Marie’s presence were the awfully disharmonic sounds she created with a keyboard.

Idle No More
For Turku Biennial 2013 she created Idle No More, 2013, HD Video, 16’30. For this video, Stine asked random passers-by about their personal idyll. The result was a number of polarized, political visions. But ‘no man is an island’ and the ideal society is a compromise that is negotiated. In her video work for the biennial, she has let a small group of strangers weave together an idyllic tale inspired by prehistoric, oral traditions.


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der den die die
For our series of performance for video, “Now and Again”, Stine created the video peformance “der den die die”. In her particularly humorous and gender-exploratory way Stine based her video on grammatical rules of German, of all things. In German, the specific article changes when a particular person of a certain gender goes through a particular space. With such a simple maneuver, the subject performs an action in relation to the object – someone or something is dominated!



Law Shifters
More information soon to come.

About the Artist
Stine Marie is a conceptual artist working to decode violence and law both individually and collectively through participatory means. She lives and works in Copenhagen and Berlin, graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts with an MFA in 2009 and a BFA from CalArts, the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, USA in 2007.

In order to give participants a collaborative and dialogical space, Jacobsen creates open structured sociocultural and participatory projects with clearly defined themes. With a focus in themes such as film, language, gender, violence, death, taboos, anonymity, psychology, the artist conducts performative experiments and creates platforms for critical thinking and new ways of looking at ethics, identity, control, fear and trust.

Over the years Jacobsen has conceptualised and worked on a number of long term participatory and educational projects such as Direct Approach, where people retell from memory the most violent film scene they have watched and choose to play either victim, perpetrator or bystander in a reenactment or projects like Mann beißt Hund (a remake of the Belgian film ‘C’est arrivé près de chez vous’), without actors on screen. Alongside the use of film as a law system, in Law Shifters the artist organises, in collaboration with lawyers, law writing workshops for refugees, immigrants and citizens, and invites them to write their own law proposals.

In 2015, Stine was awarded an innovative educational grant from Node curatorial studies in Berlin and in 2016 she was awarded a peace Fellowship by the Rotary Foundation and won the Berlin Art Prize.

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.