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The Artist’s Song
BY
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

‘In the film, ‘The Artist’s Song’, the artist sings about (in)famous works from the history of art which have influenced the concept of art, just like the performances quoted earlier. The film also deals with an artist’s dream of fame and immortality as an incentive behind the works. The film shows the artist at the museum Glyptoteket in Copenhagen, dressed as a sculpture on a pedestal and surrounded by classicistic sculptures. Her descriptions of the competitive art scene, the various positions, the artist’s dreams and ambitions become both general and personal statements. The film is part of Lilibeth Cuenca’s work with identity, whether it is nationality, gender, religion or as in this exhibition – the identity as an artist.’

/Birgitte Kirkhoff

Keywords Music
Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format Generic film
Duration 00:04:20
Language English
Color Color
Year 2007
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About the artist

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Born in 1970 in Manila, Philippines. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen’s praxis is based on performance art, also transformed into different materials and media like 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 in regards to issues such as identity, culture, religion, gender and social relations. Cuenca’s education includes The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, guest tutor at the Academy of Fünen, Denmark, and currently she is an Associate Professor Timebased and Performance Art, University of Bergen, Faculty of Art, Music and Design 50%.

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