Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen: Performing Seven Songs
A goddess, a Marlene Dietrich character, a veiled woman. Meet performance artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, who addresses dilemmas of modern life through disguises. Read more …
Originally individual performances, the seven songs featured in the video are an extract from a live show called ‘ANGER IST POWER’, which took place at Gimle in Roskilde, Denmark and was arranged by Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark in 2013.
“Call it a Freudian slip. So wonderful to be on an ego trip. Affection is stimulation of my soul. And pleasing my ego is my goal.” Among the seven songs is ‘Ego Song’, originally from ‘The Ego Show’ (2006) at the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen and since then shown all over the world – from Finland to China.
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen is a Copenhagen-based performance and video artist born in 1970 in Manila, the Philippines. Her productions involve scripted texts, composed music as well as intricate visual elements such as elaborate costumes. Cuenca’s narratives are both critical and humorous and address issues such as identity, culture, religion, gender and social relations. Her first solo exhibition, ‘Family Show’, was held in 2000 at the Akershus Kunstsenter in Norway, two years prior to her graduation from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 2011 she delivered her live performance ‘Aghan Hound’ at the Danish Pavilion Venice Biennale. Among the many prizes she has received is the Eckersberg Medal of Honour in 2008.
Learn more about the artist at her website: http://www.lilibethcuenca.com/
Related video: http://channel.louisiana.dk/video/lilibeth-cuenca-rasmussen-living-sculpture-talks
Camera: Klaus Elmer & Nikolaj Jungersen
Edited by: Kamilla Bruus
Produced by: Christian Lund
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2015
Supported by Nordea-fonden