Stage - and Costume Design

Still-life 2001

Concept and direction: Anders Christiansen
Dancers: Jytte Kjøbek, João Lobo, Ole Birger Hansen, Jean Hugues Miredin
Accordion: Minna Weurlander. Live accordion music: Vesa Tuomi, J.S. Bach, Vladislav Zolotarjov
Original music and sound: Jørgen Teller
Set design: Nanna Arnfred
Costume design: Lise Klitten
Lighting design: Lars Egegaard Sørensen
Production: (stillleben) 2001

Photographer: Christoffer Askman

Still Life
- nature morte with five bodies

Fulfilled expectations

...There are bodies in the image.

Every body characteristic and unique as a type. The androgynous mulatto, the ageing sex-diva, a porky macho man. One after another they draw the

purple backdrop away and allow us to peep into the machinery and pull-ropes of the image, where rules about sex and age have dissolved to allow them to move in a common space, where there are, as yet, no rules.

Here the cello is turned upside down, and used more as a partner than as an instrument. The Masai warrior is white, men are breast-feeding men. And the accordion, which played earlier, breathes like an enormous, exhausted lung. Everything takes on

a new life.”
Janus Kodal (Politiken, 17th February 2001)

Lilibeth Cuenca Art June 2011

Photographer: Anders Sune Berg


Afghan Hound

Venice Art Biennale

Lilibeth Cuenca Art June 2011

‘Afghan Hound’ was a performance by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen shown at the Venice Art Biennale 2011. The performance took place on a platform built on the Danish Pavilion ground in the arena of the Art Biennale. The costume in the show has a significant part in the story, as it is made of human hair and contributes to four different roles, as the artist is transformed from a woman in a burqa, to a man with beard, a lady-boy and a woman again.

The human hair material used for the burqa in ‘Afghan Hound’ comes from a desire to challenge the expression / use of organic matter. An added dimension is the sale of human hair through temples in India, where pure believers have offered their hair as a prayer for richer life, in fact, the hair is sold to the hair-extension industry in richer countries. In the performance, we don’t want to control what associations the audience will have, when they view the costume, such information adds just another layer of significance to the performance.

Costume design: Lise Klitten

Music: Anders Christophersen

Still Photo: Anders Sune Berg

Digital video: Lise Klitten

Afghan Hound Performance:

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Stage - and Costume Design