Never Mind Pollock – Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen


Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen’s Never Mind Pollock appropriates performances by numerous artists including Orlan, Yayoi Kusama, Ana Mendieta, Carolee Schneemann, Janine Antoni and Helena Almeida. All of the original performances are connected in their expressive use of paint and their implicit critique of the macho male painter which Jackson Pollock represents. Tying together all these pieces is Rasmussen’s rap-like pop song which provides the narrative of the piece:

Contemporary art is a grand buffet/ just shovel in the art of the day / too much consumption might cause bulimia/ while there is only loathe / for starving artists in bohemia / repeating reinventing new frames / recycling and sampling remains / historical pieces might tire / new names young fames help art respireā€¦

Performed with Marlon Dolcy and Bruce Sharp

Music by Anders Christophersen

Costume designed by Lise Klitten

Filmed by Richard Canham & Francesca Ungaro, Edited by Oriana Fox

Photos by Christa Holka