10:24 | 30-07-2010 | Art, Photo | No Comments

мне кажется, я уже писал где-то о проекте Марины Абрамович “The Artist Is Present”:

From March 14 to May 31, 2010, the Museum of Modern Art held a major retrospective and performance recreation of Abramović’s work, the biggest exhibition of performance art in Moma’s history. During the run of the exhibition, Abramović performed “The Artist is Present,” a 736-hour and 30-minute static, silent piece, in which she sat immobile in the museum’s atrium, while spectators were invited to take turns sitting opposite her. A support group for the “sitters,” “Sitting with Marina,” was established on Facebook

но сейчас опять пересматривал снимки — удивительные все же без меры, чарующие своей простотой, но и отражением всего мира в глазах:

No motion, no noise, just the ultimate staring game. Intense.


That’s hundreds upon hundreds of viewers who stared directly into the face of an iconographic artist, but still a woman they did not know and would never speak to. And Marina acknowledged and started back into each and every one of their faces in return.

You can’t help but wonder: What would I think about? What would Marina think about me? What expression would I make? How long would I last? What would I gain from an experience like that?

увижу ли я другой мир? и увидит ли он меня?


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