Jesper Just creates art works of an almost perfect technical standard worthy of Hollywood. He deliberately juxtaposes the language of film with a surprising content that challenges the norms: In a grand movie format the perfect production’s clichés are countered by surprising turns: a trucker comes out of the closet as a singing transvestite. And in another film the protagonist is a hermaphrodite looking for love etc. Just deliberately employs the medium of film to investigate and challenge the norms for the creation of identity.
Jesper Just is awarded the ARKEN Travel Grant for his professionally composed and unorthodox art works and for questioning the clichés of gender and identity.
Lilibeth Cuenca is interested in identity. Like an anthropologist she explores ways of life and rituals. In her works she often uses her own body, her gender and her background as Danish Filipino. The anthropological investigations of human relations are often presented with a twinkle in her eye, but the central themes of gender, race, culture and identity remain serious.
Lilibeth Cuenca is awarded the ARKEN Travel Grant for her feminist courage, her energetic contribution, and for her eye-opening and penetrating performances.
ANNIE & OTTO JOHS. DETLEFS’ PHILANTHROPIC FOUNDATION