Live Action New York 09: Scandinavian Performance Art is a new visual performance art event that showcases 15 major and emerging performance artists at Scandinavia House on November 6, 7 and 9, 2009. Live Action New York 09 is the natural outcome of a recent reemergence of performance art in the five Scandinavian countries; Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The curatorial criteria of Live Action New York 09 is to showcase different tendencies and generations of artists to present a broad qualitative selection of what can be described as the new Scandinavian scene of performance art.
From pioneers of performance art, like Fluxus legend Eric Andersen (Denmark), to some of the most exciting young artists like Mimosa Pale (Finland), Live Action New York 09 is set to be an intense and exciting event going beyond the mainstream.
It is a one time experience that will be appreciated by those who are keen to discover this highly experimental and avant-garde art form, for an audience who feel a necessity to be in line with what can be described not only as the avant-garde, but as an alternative scene in contemporary art.
Roi Vaara. Still life with coffee cups. Infr'Action - Festival International d'Art Performance. Sète. 2005.