Tom Cassani

Works for Live Art Danmark
2022 VR-Installations for Live Art for Børn

VR Installations
Tom participated in our festival of Live Art for children in 2022. Especially for the festival venue DOKK!, he created three site-specific, non-verbal VR recordings. The kids in the audience first had to find them all, the put on the VR equipment to get a taste of Tom’s personal performing style, which can best be described as a mix of magic, new circus, and performance art, used with the aim of creating astonishing images and situations. Many of his works are short-lived and some are particularly physically demanding, but in VR format we were invited to experience them all day long!

About the Artist
Tom Cassani is an artist from the UK making performance for theatre, cabaret, live art and circus stages. His ongoing artistic exploration draws on an expanded approach to magic. He uses strategies of live art, techniques of contemporary circus-sideshow and methods of illusion to create almost impossible images. Using his body as a site of deception Tom hangs from his hair, swallows swords, crawls through broken glass and performs almost-miracles with everyday objects. His illusory texts, imagery and physical skills expose the body as an unreliable measure of truth. Awarded the Birmingham European festival first prize in 2018 he toured his solo show ‘Someone Loves You Drive With Care’ across the UK, Spain and the Basque country in 2019. Tom also works internationally as a consultant and dramaturg specialising in inter-disciplinary deceptive practices.

See more of his works on Tom’s Instagram.


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.