“The winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize is selected by the Adjudication Committee for the Nordic Council Literature Prize and will be announced at the Nordic Council Prize Gala Wednesday 29 October 2014 in Stockholm. It is accompanied by a cheque for DKK 350,000.”
Claus Beck-Nielsen is among the nominated authors. Do pray for him!
Throughout February 2015 Nielsen will be Distinguished visiting professor at Centre for Fictionality Studies at University of Aarhus in Aarhus, Denmark.
Nielsen and stage director Elisa Kragerup is taking their “Theatre of The Medium” another step and another dimension further towards a new world order in Markedet (er ikke noget sted) / The Market is no Place;
The end of market economy staged as a Wagner dystopia for the 21st century.
Elisa Kragerup is staging Nielsens new play with her young star medias and stage designer Palle Steen Christensen in their “Red Room” at The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. The show will be open to the public fra 5 May until 6 June 2015.
The Nordich Council nominated Nielsen-novel is published in Swedish translation as “Mina möten med de verkliga författerna” by Kabusa Böcker
26 September – 3 October, Nielsen will be on a promotion & readings tour in southern Sweden:
27-28 September: Göteborg Book Fair
2 October at 19 hrs: Göteborg: Musikens hus (Karl Johansgatan 16)
3 October at 19 hrs: (Fucking) Åmål, Cafe XO i Södra Ågatan
Thursday 25 September Sister Nielsen & Mads Emil Nielsen are launching their new album The Transformer; an album made almost only from (millions of) Sister Nielsen voices.
The release reception will take place in the café at S/H, Skindergade 3 in Copenhagen: Thursday 25 September 17 hrs. You are invited!
The Ukrainian Nielsen book
is published by Meridian and 1-14 September Nielsen & Miss World has been touring the huge country to promote the book with readings, interviews and concerts.
Sunday 14 September Nielsen and his Ukrainian angel left Kiev for an expedition into Eastern Ukraine, heading for Slavjansk & Kramatorsk and beyond.
Will they return?
In her studio in Paris Xéme, Madame Nielsen has written a heartbreaking love story: Den endeløse sommer (The Never-Ending Summer) – buy & read the real thing HERE:
Saturday 16 August Nielsen was in Grimstad to present his Claus Beck-Nielsen novel Mine møder med De Danske Forfattere and discuss the political and aesthetic pros and cons of the Austrian author Peter Handke.
Læs Nielsens dom over Handke i det norske tidsskrift Vagant.
No matter where in the world there is a conflict, Miss World arrives to encourage the individuals and heal the fractures.
Throughout May and June, Miss World has travelled all over Ukraine – from Kiev along the border to Donbas to Kharkiv, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa in the south and Lviv in the West – in her white dress, with her black guitar and her bright songs.
Miss World is singing to the Ukrainians about the Russians, and to the Russians about the Ukrainians.
And at the end of the song we will all just be human.
Follow Miss World – The Guardian Angel in Ukraine on her Angel’s WingBook
Read the 4 big features in Politiken:
Watch the 5 minutes video on Politiken tv
Watch the movies free:
The Impossible Walk - documentary from Nielsens 2008-attempt to walk under The Flag of Friendship from to mountains between Iran and Afghanistan and down through the capital Kabul
Walking under a Banned Flag - documentary from Nielsens pre-revolution intervention into the dark matters of the Egyptian regime in November 2010 – an attempt to solve the new caricature crisis.
I Gave My Body to The Revolutions - documentary from Nielsens second intervention into the Egyptian revolution: On Easter Friday 2012, Nielsen gave his body to the revolution on Tahrir Square in the center of Cairo.
Reumertprisen 2003 - in 2003, Nielsen was awarded a Reumert Prize for “best playwright of the year”. Nielsen was expected to show up and receive the prize live and direct in the TV-show from The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. BUT: an alter ego showed up and took over the show.
In August 2012, Nielsen had a conversation with his grandfather 21 years after his death.
The conversation with the dead was broadcast by the Radio 24Syv
The new major performance by La Nielsen Transformatoren (The Transformer) took over CaféTeatret in Copenhagen; a performance of the being beyond age and gender; the new feminine selves of La Nielsen, travelling through the bodies, movements, images and voices of those who were before: Blixen, Bausch, Ofelia, Antigone, Medea, PJ, Michael(a) Jackson, female samurais, amazones, reptiles, birds and others of the millions of Others.
Listen to the radioactive sound emissions:
Interview & reviews:
In November-December 2013 Nielsen has been staging The European Media with German actors/mediums at Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany. The production was subsequently shown at HAU in Berlin as part of the NordWind Festival.
Read the reviews
Watch the video-registration (Password: dasnielsen)
The Claus Beck-Nielsen-novel Mine Møder med De Danske Forfattere (My Encounters with The Danish Authors) has been nominated for the major Nordic Council Literature Prize.
Read more and buy the novel here
I am Fiction (Identitetstyveriet) – director Max Kestner’s movie about the High Court-trial Thomas Skade-Rasmussen versus Nielsen & Gyldendal Publishers, and the tragical consequences of the verdict – was shown on Danish television:
DR2, Tuesday 1. October 20:30 hrs.
watch the trailer on Youtube:
3-11 September the oldest of The Nielsen Sisters was touring the Ukraine (Kiev, Czernowytz & Lviv) with solo concerts and poetry readings.
4-7 July The Nielsen Sisters performed 4 concerts at Roskilde Festival
The oldest of The Nielsen Sisters has moved to Paris,
and in her new home in the 10th arrondissement Sister Nielsen is holding a monthly “salon”, where she is receiving guests and treating them with music, dance and poetry reading.
The first three “salons” took place on
Friday 19 April, Thursday 16 May and Friday 14 June
In the last days of May, The Nielsen Sisters were touring Norway.
On the threshold to winter and darkness the world has been saved by the sound of the debut album of The Nielsen Sisters: We are Multitude
Buy the album online here
Premiere 15. november kl. 19:30
Spilleperiode for De Europæiske Medier:
Hippodromen, Folketeatret, København: 12.-15. december
5-9 September Nielsen & Sisters performed at “Meridian Czernowitz – III International Poetry Festival” in the Ukranian city of Czernowitz. Visit the festival program
Read the interview in the Ukrainian weekly «День»
Torsdag 23. august udkom Nielsens nye roman Store Satans Fald simultant på Gyldendal i Danmark og på forlaget Oktober i Norge.
Romanen fik 5 stjerner og hjerter i Politiken, Berlingske Tidende og Jyllands Posten.
I Danmarks Radio sagde Klaus Rothstein “Den roman rummer nogle af de mest fascinerende og grænseoverskridende og uheldsvangre passager, jeg nogensinde har læst i en dansk roman.”
Og i Kristeligt Dagblad skrev Lars Handsten “en større litterær og kunstnerisk begivenhed, som fornyer litteraturens etiske, politiske og eksistentielle potentiale.”
Nielsen’s new novel Fall of the Great Satan was published 23 August by Gyldendal Publishers (Denmark) and Oktober (Norway)
Sunday 13 May The Nielsen Sisters presented the songs from the forthcoming album The Nielsen Sisters: We are Multitude
Friday 27 April Saint Nielsen made his second attempt on a full and real resurrection. A reenactment of his first attempt on 22 January. He was once again assisted by his Banned Band.
Script by Nielsen
Directed by Elisa Kragerup
Sunday 8 April Agent Nielsen returned to Cairo to make the third and final attempt to free the plaster copy of Claus Beck-Nielsens body. In September 2010 the effigy was shipped to Cairo as a representative of the universal state citizen to have it’s death bed and burial in the City of the Dead. At the arrival in Cairo Airport it was seized by the Egyptian Intelligence Service, who suspected it of being a statue of the Prophet Mohammad. A few weeks later Agent Nielsen arrived and made his first attempt to free the statue, but he too ended up in the hands of the Egyptian Security Service. This may have been the beginning of the Egyptian Revolution, which culminated a month later in January 2011. Since then – for almost 1½ years – the statue has been considered lost in the post-revolutionary turmoil. But in March 2012 the Danish Embassy in Cairo reported that a private Egyptian individual, a Mr. Eng. Hazem had put it on sale for 5000 Egyptian Pounds. According to himself he had bought it from the Customs (a.k.a. the Security Service?). This final mission of Agent Nielsen was to redeem the statue and – on Friday 13 April after the morning prayer - to let six Egyptian revolutionaries carry the statue through the streets of Cairo to Tahrir Square and finally “bury” it in the hands of The People and the Revolution.
The statue tracked down in a warehouse in Giza, home of the Pharaos:
the transformation from the ideal world citizen through Mohammad caricature, black market commodity, Jesus figurine, hostage, freed and finally a gift to the People, who immediately transforms the ideal man into the Evil himself: Omar Suleiman:
Dagbladet Information Friday 16 March
Attempt no. 1 – at Cafe Teatret, Copenhagen