Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen is a graduate from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (1996-2002). She often takes her own Danish-Filipino background as a point of departure. Cuenca 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.
Cuencas performances and videos often involve scripted texts, songs; composed music as well as intricate visual elements that include set design and costumes. In her re-enactments Cuenca explores her own art historical heritage and questions both women’s place in art history and the artist identity as such. Cuencas praxis is based on performance art and transformed into different materials and medias as video, photography, sculpture and installations.
True Stories of Love, Life, Death and Sometimes Revolution (Orig.) / 2012 / Denmark, Syria / 62 min
It never occurred to Syrian filmmaker Nidal Hassan and Lilibeth Rasmussen (Danish artist) that the day of their arrival to Damascus - March 16, 2011 - would be the day preceding the announcement of the uprising in Syria...