A Void

Performance video: 4 minutes

Kirkhoff Contemporary, 2007

Participants: The family Cuenca Rasmussen
Photo: David Høi 
Camera: Lasse Kragh
Editing: Niels Plenge
Duration: 38 minutes

Renwick Gallery, 2008
Participants: Filipino family from New York City
Photo: Thomas Duzol
Video: Lucas Ajemian
Editing: Niels Plenge
Duration: 50 minutes

The 11-13 reenactments investigate the identity of an artist and question the authenticity of the artwork and the history of art. As one long performance the reenactments follow each other without precedent or announcements.

Performance:

2007: Kirkhoff Contemporary, Copenhagen,

The Suitcase Project, Old Library Cardiff

2008: Renwick Gallery, New York, In Transit, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Gallerinatten, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö

2010: Picasso Meets Degas, Museo Picasso, Barcelona

Exhibitions (the video documentation)

2008: In the Loop, Alfred Univeristy, New York

2009: Festival of Women, Ljubljana, Kunsthaus Erfurt, Erfurt

2010: Actions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde

Reenactment list.

1. THE VOID (LE VIDE)
GALERIE IRIS CLERT, PARIS, 1958
YVES KLEIN (1928, NICE – 1962, PARIS) 

2. LIVING SCULPTURE (SCULTURE VIVENTI)
GALLERIA LA TARTARUGA, ROME, 1961
PIERO MANZONI (1933, SONCINO – 1963, TORINO)

3. LICKED ROOM
PERFORMANCE AND VIDEO INSTALLATION, 2000
ENE-LIIS SEMPER (1969, TALLIN) 

4. THE ARTIST´S KISS (LE BAISER DE LÁRTISTE)
FIAC AU GRAND PALAIS, PARIS, 1977
ORLAN (1947, SAINT ETIENNE)

5. BLOOD SIGNS & BODY TRACKS
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, USA, 1974
ANA MENDIETA (1948, HAVANA – 1985, NEW YORK CITY)

6. VAGINA PAINTING
CINEMATEQUE, E 4TH STREET NEW YORK, 1965
SHIGEKO KUBOTA (1937, NIIGATA)

7. DEODORANT
BLACK AND WHITE VIDEO, 1972
WILLIAM WEGMAN (1943, HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS)

8. ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, ARTIST MUST BE BEAUTIFUL
CHARLOTTENBORG, COPENHAGEN, 1975
MARINA ABRAMOVIC (1946, BELGRADE) 

9. ANTHROPOMETRIES OF THE BLUE PERIOD
GALERI INTERNATIONALE DÀRTE CONTEMPORAINE, PARIS, 1960
YVES KLEIN (1928, NICE – 1962, PARIS) 

10. LOVING CARE, 1992-96
JANINE ANTONI (1964, FREEPORT, BAHAMAS) 

11. CUT PIECE. JAPAN, 1964
CARNAGIE HALL, NEW YORK, 1965
YOKO ONO (1933, TOKYO) 

12. SIMPLE, 1962
NAM JUNE PAIK (1932, SEOUL– 2006, NEW YORK)

13. UNTITLED, 1994
RIRKRIT TIRAVINIJA (1960, BUENOS AIRES)

(14.) THE ARTIST´S SONG, 2007
LILIBETH CUENCA RASMUSSEN, (1970 MANILA) 
COSTUME INSPIRED BY: SHE IS HIGH. TRUE OR FALSE? 1995
CLAUDE WAMPLER (1966, POTTSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA)

A Void 2 Painting

2008

Food for Thought, U–TURN, Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Sukkerfabrikken, Møn

Performance: 40 minutes

Video: 22 minutes

Camera and editing: Thomas Gunnar Bagge

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