Lilibeth Cuenca & Toke Lykkeberg: "Make a piece of Art ..." (2008 / 2009), in the Conference Programme.
Photograph: Jan Stradtmann
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen
Make a piece of Art – Remake of Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s bed-in, Toronto, 26th May, 1969

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (*1970, Philippines, Denmark) primarily works with video, and since 2007 also with performances. In her work, she navigates the interspaces between the staging of music videos and the reality of documentaries and between personal confessionals and political commitment. Cuenca graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2002 and has since taken part in many international exhibitions.

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Make a piece of art is a reenactment of Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s bed-in by the couple Lilibeth Cuenca and Toke Lykkeberg, an artist and a critic/curator respectively. Contrary to the famous bed-in, this new performance is not concerned with what is going on in the world; rather it is concerned with itself, i.e. art and the art world. It is a performance as a so-called “artist talk.“ Taking Lilibeth Cuenca’s re-enactments as a starting point, the couple discusses topics such as performance art, referentialism, accessibility, originality and how the art world functions, all within a period of 55 minutes, during which a difference between the practicing artist and the theoretical critic-curator becomes clear. In response to the critic/curator’s taunting and provocative questions, the artist sometimes declines to talk, preferring instead to express herself in another way.

Video Documentation

Document media
Artist Talk and Live Performance

Issue date

To be seen in
re.act.feminism - performance art of the 1960s and 70s today, Conference and Live Performances, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 24.01.2009 / 11am