16—19 January, 2020
Gillman Barracks, Singapore

Interactive Performance: “Octopada” by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

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16 January 2020 - 18 January 2020

Performance Schedule:
Thurs, 16 Jan, 4.00PM – 5.00PM
Fri, 17 Jan, 7.00PM – 8.00PM
Sat. 18 Jan, 6.00PM – 7.00PM

The Drawing Room will be presenting an interactive performance work by the renowned Danish-Filipino artist, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen.

In Octopada, the artist impersonates the features of an octopus, becoming a living sculpture in her performance. With 360 bulbs, 6 arms, and 2 legs, the artist’s costume changes colour through mimicry and camouflage – copying the colour 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 colour. The colour data is then processed and sent as signals to the lights to change their colour. When threatened, the octopus avoids the enemy by camouflaging itself in its environment, imitating colours, shapes and patterns.

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 universalises her narratives in both a critical and humorous approach in regards to issues such as identity, culture, religion, gender and social relations.