The new major performance by La Nielsen Transformatoren (The Transformer) will invade the stages of 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.
Sunday 6 April – 14 hrs at Sorø Kunstmuseum
Film-preview: Sirid Laursen’s film about Nielsen’s intervention into the Egyptian revolution on Tahrir Square on Holy (Easter) Friday, 2012: I gave My Body to the Revolutions
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
Thursday 13 June at 20:30 hrs Sister Nielsen performed solo at
Fondation Danoise in Cité Universitaire in Paris
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)
23-26 August the new Nielsen novel Store Satans Fald was presented at the international literature festival at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in a live-talk between Nielsen and Klaus Rothstein.
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