This performance lasts approximately 40mins. The artist will start in the exhibition space, and then move outside the gallery and onto the streets of London, handing out lemons with phrases written on them. By accepting a lemon, the spectator interacts with the performance, moving it forward, as the fruit becomes a personal object with an unfolding narrative.
Since 2013, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen has been contextualising and actualising rituals, starting with the site specific 'Gaia' series that illustrates belonging and connecting geographically to a certain place. Today is your engages directly with the viewer, whether in the exhibition space, outside the gallery or on the streets of London.
A new iteration of Cuenca Rasmussen's 2020 performance 23.5°, which took place in Copenhagen during the summer solstice and focused on the positive aspects of life in the midst of the global pandemic, Today is your is the extension and rebirth of an established ritual that celebrates light and health.
An embodiment of well-being and symbolising vitamins, the lemons, with phrases written on them, are an integral part of the performance as the artist distributes them to everyone and anyone who wishes to receive them. The words are open-ended fragments of sentences with affirming output, written by the artist, each individual text contributing towards a more extended sentence. Although the lemon, as a fruit, has various connotations and symbolic meanings in different cultures and religions, the artist wishes to keep the story in flux.
By accepting a lemon, the spectator interacts with the performance, moving it forward, as the fruit becomes a personal object with an unfolding narrative.