Stand MFY3 > LILIBETH CUENCA RASMUSSEN, ANDRÉS GALEANO, JONAS LIVERÖD
LILIBETH CUENCA RASMUSSEN
Afghan Hound. The four stories that develop in the performance are related between them through a combination of music, song and choreography. The piece is performed with a costume made of hair, which is inspired by Afghan Hound dog racing. The transformation of genres and characters through the use of this costume, symbolize different sexualities and different identities. Some of them are hidden or repressed, others function as signs of power or coercion.
The lyrics of the first song, for example, uses quotations from the Afghan activist, writer and political in exile, Malalai Joya, the second tells the story of Bacha Bazi, a young boy trained to act as a girl, dancing at parties for men, but being also a sex slave; the third character revolves around a powerful male voice and authority, and the last character is an ex-Bacha Posh, a girl raised as a boy because there were no boys in his family. Afghan Hound shows repressed voices, but also tries to communicate stories of tradition and Afghan culture challenging the stereotypical Western discourse from the Arab world and often it usual reductionist position.
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Danish with Filipino origin who has participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide, including “Performa” in the city of New York, The Biennial of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, The Tate Modern in London and the exhibition “Speech Matters” in the Danish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale.
Andrés Galeano is a Spanish artist currently residing in Berlin with an interdisciplinary work that is manifested through photography, performance, video, drawing and installation
Unknown Photographers, is a collection of photo-montages created from analog photographs that the artist has collected over the years. This is a modified amateur material so that not only create a game that offers a new aesthetic experience but stimulates the viewer intellectually highlighting those moments that other captured to make them transcend. The artist’s will is to translate the desire to go beyond the moment expressed by photography. His obsession is the pursuit of myth and divinity through reflection on photography itself and its significance.
To obtain this result the artist uses different methodologies. Juxtaposes images with formal similarities or the same subject. Sometimes a topic or an activity that appears in an image continues in another. He plays with the human form repeating, completing or replacing it with other objects, heads and faces. Use the wide variety of chromatics that can acquire the sky creating a dynamic pace.
Jonas Liveröd is a Swedish artist who is characterised by black humor and a twisted and broken Scandinavian psychedelia. Through his large-scale maniac drawings, foreign objects and site-specific installations, the artist builds a violent but seductive atmosphere of tension similar to a unfocused punk ritual. All terrain works of sculpture, drawing and installation. It also makes hybrid pieces that explore different combinations of materials and media in various fields, such as textiles or play between stock photos amalgamated with ceramic or wood.
Beyond the limits of his work in recent years he has conducted workshops and conferences on the construction of the myth, Rube Goldberg machines and other issues such as the boundaries of architecture. He did a soundtrack for a book he has written articles on human taxidermy and the Victorian escapism and interviews counterfeiters and collectors. He is an artist who is continually exploring new materials and concepts showing the most hidden and mysterious human sides and history.
Jonas Liveröd recently created installations and has had solo exhibitions among other places in The Swedish Museum of Drawings, Gallery Steinsland-Berliner, Stockholm; Third Space Gallery in Copenhagen, Tegnerforbundet in Oslo, Concordia in the Netherlands, The Olle Nyman Foundation, Örebro Konsthall, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin or at the Center for Art and Urban Development in Berlin. He has participated as a guest in lectures at colleges and universities of Münster, Nuremberg, Tromso and Malmo. It also has a permanent pavilion at the Alma Museum Löv Sweden.
He has been awarded with a scholarship by the Grez-sur-Loing Foundation and currently enjoys 5-year work grant from the Swedish Arts Council
In addition, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen will also perform Lucy at the performance booth, as part of the exhibition Being Human Being.
ARTIST: LILIBETH CUENCA RASMUSSEN
> SWAB ART FAIR | PERFORMANCE BOOTH
THURSDAY 29.09.2016: Opening (Only invitation)
SATURDAY 01.10.2016: 12pm to 14.30pm
> LUCY – a performance by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen
In her performance Lucy, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen rubs herself in clay and places herself in it. Through a repeated process, the artist grounds herself in clay and leaves her mark. During the performance, the spectators are invited to be a part and take clay from her, so that they themselves may create something new, shape the earth or simply light a candle for her.
The performance is part of the exhibition Being Human Being at Hans & Fritz Contemporary and is about the concept of the “original” human. The exhibition examines the way we search for, see and display our existence’s origin and how this influences the way we understand ourselves today. A reflection on the state of coming from different cultures and belonging in several places.
Rasmussen primarily works with video and performance, and her productions often involve text, music and visual elements. She collects, adapts and universalizes her narratives in a both critical and humorous processing of issues such as identity, culture, religion, gender and social relations.
LUCY – una performance de Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen
En su performance Lucy, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen se frota con la arcilla y a través de un proceso repetitivo excava con su propio cuerpo dejando su huella impresa en el barro. Durante la performance, los espectadores están invitados a participar usando la arcilla para sus propias creaciones, dándole forma o simplemente encendiendo una vela para ella.
La performance forma parte de la exposición Being Human Being en Hans & Fritz Contemporary y trata sobre el concepto del hombre “original”. La exposición examina nuestra búsqueda, nuestra visión, cómo entendemos el origen de nuestra existencia. Su influencia en nuestra forma de entendernos actualmente y una reflexión sobre el porvenir de diferentes culturas y la pertenencia a varios lugares.
Rasmussen trabaja principalmente con el vídeo y la performance, y sus producciones a menudo implican texto, música y elementos visuales. Recoge, adapta y universaliza las narraciones en un proceso tanto crítico como humorístico de temas como la identidad, la cultura, la religión, el género y las relaciones sociales.
Performance Booth. Swab Barcelona fair
Hans & Fritz Contemporary. Booth MFY3
Foto credit: Frida Gregersen