Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

X is a tree

Hollufgård, Odense 2021

Performance walk in the sculpture park

Duration: 1 hour

Walking through the sculpture garden the artist introduces the spectators to 16 different trees personified as ex partners or lovers. The information merges between factual knowledge on the trees and love stories.

Concept, text and performance: Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Part of Blood feathers

Photo credit: Uffe Johansen

“Blood feathers” a metal cage with gracefully curved lattice, which hangs in the park and glows yellow in the sun. The cage has an inherent function as a swing. The work is inspired by the 1934 film “Zou Zou”, in which the performer Josephine Baker sits in a large cage and sings like a canary being held captive. As a supplement to the work, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen performs her performance “X is a Tree”, where she takes the audience on a walk to selected trees in the park. She personifies the trees and connects each of them with a love affair. When love is over, the memories live on in the trees and get new life as a story. (Jonatan Wejnold)

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