Monday, July 13, 2015
I just discovered this talented female performer a few months ago when a video of her went viral on the Internet. After watching a few of her videos, I felt so intrigued to find out more about this "unusual" performer and what she does. It turns out that her way of approaching art was, indeed, unusual, since not everyone is able to understand why she does what she does.
Here's an example of one of her works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS0Tg0IjCp4
In this video, Marina, as a performer, spends a minute of total silence with strangers. Each member in the audience gets to sit with Marina for one minute without talking. The guy in this clip is Ulay, Marina's co-performer and ex-boyfriend for a long time. This was the moment when they first met again after breaking up at the Great Wall of China (they started from the two ends of the Great Wall, met right in the middle, hugged, and both went separate ways from there!).
I find her interesting because of her weird way of making arts. Those who do not understand often condemn her of doing "pointless art." In fact, if you see her videos, it does not really make any sense at all. It is only until you sit down and really think about it that it starts to have meanings.
I invite you to find out more about Marina Abramović at these websites:
http://www.marinaabramovic.com/home.html - This is Marina's website.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marina-Abramovic/300806525911 - This is her Facebook page where you can find her latest updates.
youtube.com - If you go to Youtube and search for Marina Abramović, it will show a ton of videos of her projects with Ulay.