“A Void” investigates the identity of an artist and questions the authenticity of the art work and the history of art. Performance art has been very radical in its transgressions and has expanded the categories of art. The authenticity of performance art is related to the here-and-now experience. When the performance is over, it can only be experienced through documentation far from the original experience. Even if it is performed again, it will be very different from the original experience, dependent on the artist, the audience, time and context.
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen re-enacts other artists’ performances in her own way. The point of departure is identical, but the experience will be completely different. The historical re-enactments will follow each other without precedent announcement as one long performance. They will be documented and shown on video after the opening. Traces of the performances will also be present as drawings and photographs.
Crazy in a good way.
Lilibeth Cuenca (b.1970 in Manila) lives in Copenhagen Denmark. Cuenca is a graduate
from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen, (1996-2002).
Cuenca works primarily with video and performances. With consummate style and an almost voracious curiosity, she navigates the inter spaces between different kinds of realities and extremes. Between the perfect staging of music videos and the raw reality of documentaries. Between personal confessionals and political commitment. Taking her own Danish-Filipino background as her point of departure, Cuenca displays a keenly honed sensitivity, almost like that of an anthropologist, to the narratives that exist in and between a place of birth and home country. She gathers, adapts, and universalises these narratives in her both critical and humorous approach to central issues such as identity, culture, religion, gender, and social relations.