Born in 1959, lives and works in Gothenburg.
Joakim Stampe is today one of the leading performance art artists in Sweden. Since 2006 he has created more than 150 performance art works and is frequently invited to festivals and events all over the world. He has showcased his work in more than twenty countries in Asia, Europe, as well as in North and South America.
Born into a creative environment, his parents were both renowned and socially engaged artists, Joakim Stampe started out to draw and paint in his early childhood. Going from easel painting to object painting, he became in the early 1990’s more and more involved in ephemeral street art. From 2006 and the start of Live Action, which he co-founded, Joakim Stampe subsequently started to focus on performance art. However, without leaving his work with public street art behind which he today has developed into the ephemeral world of water painting.
Stateless Mind #5
WHAT IS THE TRUTH, AND WHERE DID IT GO?
Duration: 30 mins
"In my performance action: ”What is the truth, and where did it go?” I process how I try to survive in a time where I find it more and more difficult to sense the fragrance of the truth, of the real thing. To see the colour of authenticity. All of us are showered daily with the false dust of information and disinformation, instructing us how to find happiness and success.”