The performance Mobile Mirrors is a performance with one or more mannequins, all clad in a mosaic of mirror shards. The mirrors are fragmentized, scattered all over the body. Usually one looks into the mirror. In this case the person inside (the mobile mirror suit) can only mirror others and partially its environment, but never itself.
The Mobile Mirrors has been performed at:
Kulturens Hus, Luleå, British Council Cairo, 2012.
The Market Market, Shopping Mall, Manila
Gallery Christian Larsen, Stockholm
Café Dancers, Dance –and Performance programme, Nada Art Fair, New York City, 2013.
Dome of Visions
Aarhus, Denmark 2018
Photos by Stine Skøtt Olesen
Lustwarande, Tilburg, Holland 2018
Photos and video by Gert Jan van Rooij Studio
The Takeover at Nova Academy, Simrishamn, Sweden 2016
In the Takeover Sisters Hope take over the leadership of a series of actual upper secondary schools. They transform the school completely in an immersive landscape of light-, sound- and set-design. The Sister and staff moves in as the new ‘Head Mistress’ and as strange enchanting new colleagues. The teachers at the school are now facilitated to work from the performative premise that they are now teachers at a school based on aesthetic principles – If the aesthetic dimension was governing society and not the economic and if tactile perception was valued as highly as the rational then how would you teach? – Is the question – All to evoke sensuous learning innovations.
The Swedish manifestation of Sisters Academy was co-produced with the cultural Malmö-based venue Inkonst and carries the project-titel Sisters Academy Malmö. Sisters Academy Malmö falls in two parts: Part I – The Boarding School September 2015 / Part II – The Takeover February-March 2016.
Mobile Mirror: Nikoline Kern
Photo: I diana lindhardt / Sisters Hope
Performance Sense Laboratory
Roskilde festival 2014
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen was one of four international performance groups (Sisters Hope (DK), Savage Amusement (AUS/DE), Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (DK) and Katalin Halasz (UK)) represented at the Roskilde festival 2014.
In the tradition of interactive and immersive performance art we explored the nature of the ‘sensuous’ in the Performance Sense Laboratory. Performers in the shape of Evokers initiated and facilitated the journey of the festival participants, who became Human Research Objects as they entered the Performance Sense Laboratory.
Set-design: The Hands of Sisters Academy, Sisters Hope: Rhoda Ting, Alberte Laursen Rothenborg, Ayo Villum Krogh and Connor Parks
Sound-design: The Ear of Sisters Academy, Sisters Hope: Ulf Rathen Kring Hansen
Concept and curation: Gry Worre Hallberg
Light-design: Ungt Lys curated by Vivian Kathrine Nagy
Photo: I diana lindhardt / Sisters Hope
Kuben and Shopping Centre
Horsens – a project by Horsens Kunstmuseum and Mærk Byen 2014
Emil Bertz: Conversely, the mannequin is globally accepted as an essential part of today’s retail industry. Wherever we go, its appearance and purpose remain the same. We use the mannequin as a surface onto which we project our own selves, while at the same time we internalize the beauty ideals it represents. We become it – it becomes us.
Cuenca Rasmussen’s sculptures construct a poetic and at the same time pointed criticism of this relationship between object and beholder/consumer.
The mirror surfaces of the mannequins turn our gaze back onto ourselves, forcing us to become aware of our own bodies and consumption habits. This way revealed, we can see ourselves as part of a much larger system, as complex and chaotic as ever the sculptures’ reflections on the walls.
Manila shopping mall
Performance at Manila shopping mall, Philippines 2013
The performance Mobile Mirrors is a performance with one or more mannequins, all clad in a mosaic of mirror shards. The sculptures of this performance are called Outer Reflection #1-4. The mirrors are fragmentized, scattered all over the body. Usually one looks into the mirror. In this case the person inside (the mobile mirror suit) can only mirror others and partially its environment, but never itself.
In a Shopping Mall context the Mobile Mirrors reflect on consumarism, In Manila the shopping mall functions as social platform and has it is own culture.
Venue: Mellemrum, X-act- Kittening Johnson 2012
Location: Art & Color bar Oehlenslagergade. Copenhagen
Duration: 20 minutes
Photos by Per Morten Abrahamsen
Accordion: Katine Møllebæk
Mobile Mirrors: Katrine Leth and Johanne Malene Geiger
Host and waiter: Christian Rossil
In an eclectic ar bar a variety show richfull in expression: addresses art and egotistical issues; respectively in The Artist’s Song (2007) and The Ego Song (2006). Accompanied by an accordionist playing.
Performers: Tilde Elme, Johanna Malene Geiger, Tannie Madsen, Naya Moll, Linda Reinered
Composition and accordion: Katrine Møllebæk
Bass clarinet: Siri Iversen
Sound recording and mix: Mads Berndsen
Cinematography: Andreas Rosforth
Editing and additional sound mix: Niels Plege
Concept and performance: Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen