TOW WITH THE FLOW – performance by Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen
Tow with the Flow is a piece made by the performance artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (b. 1970, Manilla) and ART 2030 who have collaborated with the award-winning Scandinavian design studio sur le chemin to design and produce 17 “all-in-one” costumes.
The performance questioned and discussed the Western World’s overconsumption, and had a special focus on the textile industry – and the many layers of production that precedes our clothes.
Together with ART 2030, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen has created a large-scale performance project incorporating Goals 4, 8, 10 and 12. Taking the form of a sculptural performance, the work shines a critical light on the Western World’s overconsumption, with a particular focus on the textile industry, and the many layers of production that precedes our clothes.
Working closely with High School students as co-creators in both the process and performance, Tow with the Flow integrates the education and passion of the youth with art, to engage audiences around the world with the Global Goals.
Tow with the Flow will show at Roskilde Festival 2018, at 3 PM on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of July.
Two years ago Copenhagen Fashion Film had a special focus on sustainability.
The world is facing big challenges when it comes to sustainability, and it is important now to raise awareness of the consequence of the fashion industry, fast fashion and the western world’s overconsumption. This is questioned not only in within the field of art, but in the films and the fashion itself we see an awareness and examination of the global problem.
We showed a few films spotligting the problem. One of the films was The True Cost. The price of clothes has been declining for decades, while the human and environmental costs have increased dramatically. The film unveils the challenges of fast fashion and invites us on a journey to the places and people who pay the price for it. The True Cost is about clothes. The clothes we wear, the people who make it and the effect the clothing industry has on our planet. The price of clothes has been declining for decades, while the human and environmental costs have increased dramatically. The film unveils the challenges of Fast Fashion and invites us on a journey to the places and people who pay the price for it.
We also presented an exhibition by the upcoming artist from Chile Jon Jacobsen. The exhibition focused on peoples overconsumption in the western world. the exhibion was built over the mythological god for wealth located in the Andes.
The film and exhibition is in close connection to the theme of Lillibeths performance and theme.