LA 13

We are pleased to present the 13th edition of Live Action, which today is one of Europe’s leading international performance art festivals. The first strand of this 13th edition will take place from June 14 to June 16 2018. In our afternoon program Common Ground outdoors in the city centre of Gothenburg, and indoors in the evenings at 3e Våningen and its exquisite black box and white box space.

This years curatorial theme is ”United” in reference to the upcoming general elections on September 9 2018. It is a symbolic theme calling upon everyone to defend the values of democracy that today are under constant attack : freedom, equality, brotherhood, humanity, respect, tolerance and solidarity. Values that further characterizes performance art and not the least the different artists invited to take part in Live Action.

Each year our objective is to present a program with a gender equal line-up of high quality, showcasing artists from all over the world, while simultaneously investigating new ways of presenting contemporary art outside of the institution. Besides our evening program at 3e Våningen, Live Action transforms public space into an arena of intuitive imagination. Changing our ordinary common ground through an intrusion of the unexpected and the unknown. This years adventure of the body and the soul is brought to us by artists from 7 different countries besides Sweden also Indonesia, Finland, the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Bielorussia. Welcome to experience something not only different, but beyond ! Welcome to Live Action 13.

Klas Eriksson. Who Are Ya ?!. 2011. Gothenburg International

Biennal of Contemporary Art. Foto : Dorota Lukianska.