Madeleine Andersson

Works for Live Art Danmark
2022 Petrosexuality at Friisland Live #4

Madeleine was part of the fourth edition of our series of live events “Friisland Live”. She brought her performance lecture “Petrosexuality”, in which she speaks about her larger project of the same title, a massive exploration, in which she points out surprising systematic parallels between the heteronormativity and the fossile fuel addiction both still dominant in large parts of today’s societies of the Global North. Drilling, extraction and orgasmic, explosive discharges play some of the main roles on the fictional stage where the drama of this linguistic fantasy unfolds.

There seems to be an entire subculture engaged in the research of sexual connotations of fossile fuel combustion. If you want to get into it, you can download a publication in PDF format here.

About the Artist
Madeleine was born in Jönköping, Sweden in 1993 and is currently based in between Copenhagen and Jönköping. She received a bachelor in Fine Arts from Konstfack in Stockholm and just concluded her Master in Fine Arts from The Royal Danish Art Academy.

Find more info on Madeleine’s work on her website.

About 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.