7 May: Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen
TIME: 7 May 8.00-20.00
START: Ægirsgade, Copenhagen N
CATEGORY: Performance artist
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My inner compass
I have absolutely no sense of place. The GPS on my phone saves me from getting lost, helps me arrive on time to my appointments. I have streamlined my transportation time and save myself the stress of navigating around. In the past, I always asked people for directions, especially abroad, and that way I always met and communicated with a lot of people in the public space. This happens less often now, although I can still get lost with a GPS.
With this story of my disability, I came to think of how sad it is that we lose touch with each other in public space. More now than before with our smartphones, which are our tool for private as well as professional purposes. It facilitates us with information, entertainment and company. Before, people looked at each other, were observant, at times a small secret flirtation could arise on the train. Here in the present corona times, where one risks getting fined for getting too close to other people, there is even less communication in the public space.
My goal with the walk is to get lost, let go of control and overview, to let myself be guided by instincts and curiosity. In addition to getting lost, I will pick things up on my way and use them in an installation or performative context, leaving it as a trail on my route. I start from my home in Outer Nørrebro and start walking north. And let’s see where I end up.
DOCUMENTATION MAY 7
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Manila, Philippines (1970). Lives in Copenhagen. Professor of time-based performance art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen. Graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen (1996-2002). The recurring themes in Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen’s works are identity in relation to gender, ethnicity and faith perspective in a socio-cultural context. The works originate from performance and materialize in other media such as video, photography, painting and sculpture. Cuenca often engages in cross-aesthetic collaborations with music, dance, design, etc. The works confront and engage. She uses the body (including her own) directly as a tool and medium in many works.
Recent exhibitions: 2020: The Other Space, Andersen’s (Contemporary), Hybridization, Charlotte Fogh, Aarhus, Copenhagen, Step in the right direction, Singapore Biennale, National Museum & Seafocus Art fair, Singapore, The Drawing Room Manila 2019: From here where we stand, Horsens Art Museum. Among previous important exhibitions: 2011: Speech Matters, The Danish Pavilion Venice Biennale, 2009: The Present doesn’t exist in my Mind, Performa09, New York City, 2008: In Transit, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2007: Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum, New York.
Photos: Hommage à André Cadere – co-production: Mads Nørgaard, Mads Due & FOS (cane) / photo: Sascha Maric