We are very pleased to be able to present some internationally renown artists at Live Action for the first time, as well as some returning artists that have proven their creativity in the previous nine editions. Of course, Live Action, continues its mission to also give the possibility for younger and newer talents to be discovered.

We surely don’t want to put any artist ahead of another, but we are nevertheless very pleased to present some stars from the sky of performance art for the first time in Sweden. One of those are the chinese legend and feminist XIAO Lu who during three days in the strand Live Time will present her site specific work Emptiness outside at the red stone at Röda Sten. She will continue her participation at the Academy Valand in the evneing of Saturday 5 and of course on Friday afternoon outdoors at Kungstorget. Another artist that we are very pleased to present for the first time in Sweden is ARAHMAIANI from Indonesia who arrives directly from a participative community project that she has been working with for some years in Tibet with the local population. Her three day work Shadows of the Past will be created live in the green calm of Trädgårdsföreningen but is also mobile. Another third artist that for unexplainable reasons have not yet been presented in Sweden is the French legend, poet and performance artist Julien BLAINE, som will showcase his work at the Academy Valand on Saturday 5 as well as on Friday afternoon in the strand Common Ground at Kungstorget. This is of course only a very short selection of the many very exciting artists that Live Action 10 this year have to offer its very devoted audience. We are convinced that you will appreciate it.

Julien BLAINE, France. Guangzhou Live 4. December 2013.