Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen
Copenhagen / The Drawing Room
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen’s praxis is based on performance art, often transformed to different materials and medias such as video, photography, sculpture and installations. Her productions involve the body, scripted texts, songs; composed music as well as intricate visual elements as costumes used as set design. She gathers, adapts, and universalizes her narratives in both a critical and humorous approach regarding issues such as identity, culture, religion, gender and social relations.
Cuenca Rasmussen will be presenting an interactive performance with The Drawing Room. In Octopada, Lilibeth impersonates the features of an octopus, becoming a living sculpture in her performance. Her costume changes color through mimicry and camouflage – copying the color of what object the artist points at. Her costume is adorned with tentacles, silicon molded human arms and feet and contains a tiny camera that captures color. The color data is then processed and sent as signals to the lights to change their color. When threatened, the octopus avoids the enemy by camouflaging itself in its environment, imitating colors, shapes and patterns.
Lilibeth will be presenting her works at The Drawing Room.