Performance, The Body and The Lens: a workshop with Copenhagen-based artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Performance, The Body and The Lens: a workshop with Copenhagen-based artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Sunday, November 6, 2016,
12:30PM to 3:30PM
$ 20.00 CAD
$ 15.00 CAD

Gallery 44 and Critical Distance are pleased to co-present this new workshop, exploring the dynamic relationship between performance art, the body and the lens.

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (born in the Philippines and based in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a performance artist and professor whose performance work examines her own cultural heritage, her role as a contemporary female artist, and womens’ roles in art history.

 In this workshop, Lilibeth will be guiding participants through a short history of the intersections of performance art, the body and the lens by looking at seminal performance-based works alongside her own art practice. She will then walk participants through a series of exercises to assist in the conceptualization and staging of their own performance-based art pieces.

 *This workshop is open to everyone. No previous experience in performance art is required. Participants are encouraged to bring a digital camera (preferably with video functions) and a tripod.

** Workshop will be held at Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Lower Level.

Instructor(s): 

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen is an artist and professor born in Manila, Philippines and based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her performance-based practice merges the body, costume, scripted text, music, video, photography and sculpture. She gathers, adapts, and universalizes her narratives in both a critical and humorous approach, highlighting issues surrounding identity, culture, religion, and gender. Cuenca’s performance work examines her own cultural heritage, her role as a contemporary female artist, and womens’ roles in art history.

Cuenca is the recipient of several grants and prizes, such as the Carl Nielsen & Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen grant, The Arken prize, The Eckersberg Medal of Honor, The Danish Art Prize, Aschehoug. In 2009 she was selected as artist-in-residence at The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)in New York City.

Her work has been presented+performed in numerous festivals such as Speech Matters, The Danish Pavillion Venice Biennale; Performa09, New York City; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Global Feminisms, Brooklyn Museum; A Tale of Two Cities, Busan Bienale; LASTWINTERSPRINGNEVERCAME, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul; Ars 01, KIASMA, Helsinki.

http://www.lilibethcuenca.com/