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Marina Abramovic – The Basic Nature of Human | True Inspirational Story

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Marina Abramovic – The Basic Nature of Human | True Inspirational Story

Marina Abramovic – born November 30, 1946) is a Yugoslavia-born performance artist. Her work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind .

Abramovic also known to many as “grandmother of performance art” and is active over 4 decades . This true incident puts light on One of her earliest performance that is still being talked today and make us think What is the basic nature of Humans  ?

Maria Abramovic -grandmother of performance art

Maria Abramovic – grandmother of performance art

 

Performance

Abramovic staged a performance piece called “Rhythm 0” at studio Morra in Naples,Italy .

Challenge : Marina Abramovic would stand still for 6 hours straight and would let people who came to see her to do whatever they wanted to do to her body .

 

Photographers Only

Photographers Only

Instructions :

  1. Abramovic would stand still for 6 hours straight
  2. There are 72 objects in the table which can be used on her body as desired
  3. During this time she , i.e. Abramovic takes full responsibility
  4. Duration 6 hours (8PM – 2 AM)

At first only photographers were going near her looking at her observing how she is looking like a real statue .

Photographers Only

Photographers Only

After a while when people noticed no movement they started picking stuff from the table . Among the objects on the table were :

  • Rose
  • Perfume
  • Piece of bread
  • grapes
  • wine
  • feathers
  • flowers
  • even dangerous stuff like scissors
  • nails
  • metal
  • bar
  • knife
  • razor
  • blades
  • and finally a pistol with one bullet .
Table With Tools

Table With Tools

People tried to change her body position , some made her sit on a chair to humiliate her , some attached things to her body while some tried to touch her to harass her .

made Abramovic Sit

Made Abramovic Sit

 

change Abramovic Position

change Abramovic Position

 

Some one thought of putting a glass of water on her but nothing changed and she was immovable .

Glass of Water on Abramovic

Glass of Water on Abramovic

when all this was done , someone used a blade to make a cut on her neck and then someone made her point a gun to herself .

make a cut on neck

make a cut on neck

Make her point gun to herself

Make her point gun to herself

 

Someone kissed her

Kiss Abramovic

Kiss Abramovic

Then there were some people who undressed her  .

Undressed Abramovic Clothes

Undressed Abramovic Clothes

 

Is She Crying

Is She Crying

Abramovic’s own account of what people did to her was even more heartbreaking .
She recalled

” I felt raped , they cut off the clothes , they struck me with thorns of rose in the stomach aimed the gun to my head , another came apart “

 

When the six hours were over , Abramovic started to walk among the people and talk to them and realized that no one could look her in her face . She observed that people didn’t want any sort of confrontation with her . They didn’t want to be held accountable or judged or what they did . It seemed as if they wanted to forget what they just did .

 

 

 This work reveals something terrible about humanity. It shows how fast a person can hurt you under favorable circumstances .It shows how easy it is to dehumanize a person who does not fight , who does not defend himself. It shows that if he provides the stage , the majority of ‘normal people , apparently can become truly violent”

Note : Source of this information is Marina Abramovic Institute and images are taken using screenshots of YouTube Video  .

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