Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, A Void, 2008, photo: Thomas Duzol 
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen
A Void

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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Cuenca’s A Void is a collection of short re-enactments of influential works of art that contain a live element by artists such as Yves Klein, Shigeko Kubota, Ana Mendieta, Orlan and Nam June Paik. Several decades of (feminist) performance history are explored in this sampling of short performance clips. The performances are not reinstated as seminal, auratic art works, but are treated as mutually affecting gestures that are part of our collective cultural memory and are questioned, translated, modified or repurposed in new constellations.

Courtesy Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Document media
Video, colour, sound, 34:26 min

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Ana Mendieta (MEN 1)
Ana Mendieta (MEN 2)
Ana Mendieta (MEN 3)

authorship, his/herstory, re-enactment