Artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen's Sculptures Comment on Consumerism

 - May 18, 2013
References: lilibethcuenca & thisiscolossal
Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen, an artist based in Stockholm, Sweden, has created four reflective sculptures for her Mobile Mirrors exhibition. Using male and female mannequins as her starting point, she has completely covered each of them in shards of mirrors. In a way, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen has created human formed disco balls. Lit from above, they even cast speckles of light against the white walls of the Christian Larsen gallery.

Intended as a commentary on consumerism, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen's plays with reality. While people often project themselves onto the mannequins they see in store, she has made it so that they reflect back. She elaborates, "The mirror surfaces of the mannequins turn our gaze back onto ourselves, forcing us to become aware of our own bodies and consumption habits." It also shows people they are part of a bigger system.