Trine Mee Sook Gleerup

Work for Live Art Denmark
2011 “The Fool 1/22″ at Samtalekøkken

The Fool 1/22
Trine started her performance of the “The Fool 1/22″ at Samtalekøkken in February 2011 by announcing that this would possibly be the first of 22 performances all based on the historical and mythological figure of the fool. She then launched into a lengthy explanation of the role of the court yester in ancient Europe and continued to work her way through a printed manuscript she held in her hand, reading more and ore outrageous fool stories in a calm and almost flat voice. Calmly and unexcitedly as it had begun and continued throughout, she ended the performance when the last page of the manuscript had been read.

About the Artist
Trine received a MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and went on to work as a visual artist, primarily with installation, text and performance. Deeply invested in historical, national and political tendencies her artistic performance-based methodology also questions the politics and history of performance art itself. From a post-colonial and gender-related perspective her work is debating cultural and racial stereo-typing and representation, as well as it strives to (re)negotiate overall power structures, and identity building.

These days, she seems to have shifted her attention to teaching yoga, as her artistic website does not load, while this one announces her yoga classes.

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.