Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, Absolute Exotic, 2005
Still photo by Ulrik Jantzen/Das Büro
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen works primarily in the field of new media such as video and computer animation, which she sometimes combines.
Although her videos are inspired by documentary she twists the genre with her aesthetic intention for example split-screen and repetition in relation to the visual and auditory elements. Her interest lies in socio-cultural relations, where she examines identity, gender and socio-cultural relations connected to different communities in the society. The anthropological and sociological perspectives on issues of identity and gender pose the question on how socio-cultural constructions are deeply influenced by different individual circumstances, specific environments and roots. The examination of the locations questions how the self is constituted and how people act within a group either chosen or determined in social situations such as work, education, leisure time “social activities” or the basic structure of the family.
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen investigates the group versus the individual constellations in society and how the individual responds to social or religious rituals.