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Marina Abramovic - grandmother of performance art

Updated on February 8, 2013

Light Sentence - through the Gobi desert to the Yellow Sea

Journey of Marina Abramovic and Ulay

Marina Abramovic (Belgrade, 1946) met Uwe Laysiepen alias Ulay (Solingen, Germany, 1943) in 1976, after moving to Amsterdam. From that time on they started to speak of themselves as parts of a "two-headed body."

In 1988, Abramovic and Ulay walked the Great Wall of China starting from the opposite ends, finally meeting in the middle for their last good-bye.

.. In performance, it's a monologue, and in this monologue you create so many spaces that we can project onto, so many images, one after another. What's also special is that the sound of the voice will create certain vibrations. Sometimes it's not even the word but the space in between the words, a long pause that works magic. A monologue becomes something beyond language; it becomes so strong. The moment it becomes a conversation, I think, we try to be clever, we try to construct things, and then everything falls apart again. But with the monologue, emotions come in a different way. ..

Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic: The House With the Ocean View - recommended

Marina Abramovic - Rhythm 10

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