KABOOM – The Art of Destruction

KABOOM – the art of destruction is a dynamic performance lecture which includes and invites an audience of all ages to participate in destructions inspired by the history of art.

KABOOM was selected as a showcase performance at CPH STAGE and was performed in English at TOASTER/Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art on June 9th and 10th.

The performance can play in most locations. Duration: 40 minutes.

The long awaited sequel to the succes ”50 Dangerous Things (you should let your children do)”. Suitable from 6 years and up.

When is it O.K. to destroy? How can you destroy something in a great way and why may it be necessary?

In KABOOM – the art of destruction we will investigate the forbidden joy of smashing things. We will invite the whole family to wreck stuff together with us on stage. Together we will eat, smash, cut and transform. We will also talk about works from the art history, where destruction is a creative force leading to new works.

Example: In the guitaraction in the image, the sound of the destruction of the guitar is recorded, sampled and live transformed into a new piece of music.

KABOOM: The Art of Destruction is inspired by Sibylle Peters / FUNDUS THEATER / Forschungstheater ”Kaputt!”. Our version of Kaputt was held in Copenhagen Contemporary, October 2020 and lead to Kaboom, which was selected as a showcase performance during the CPH STAGE 2022.

For the inspiration for this show, we also thanks Felix Gonzales-Torres, Anonyme Kunstnere, Kate McIntosh, Gustav Metzger, Jan Erikson, Rachel Clerke, Bansky, Asger Jorn, Lucio Fontana, Sabura Murakami, Pete Townsend, Mathias Kristersson, MF Doom, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Jørgen Nash, Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Blixa Bargeld, Diether Roth, Niki de Saint Phalle and many other artists.