Off The Record
She Sat With Many Strangers That Day, But When This Man Shows Up I Got Goosebumps
Marina Abramović is a Serbian conceptual and performance artist. Her work explores body art, endurance art, feminist art, the relationship between the performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind. Being active for over four decades, Abramović refers to herself as the “grandmother of performance art.”
This time, Marina was doing a live performance by sharing one minute with complete strangers, looking each other in the eyes in total silence. Many people faced her for a minute, but her response to this one person in particular…. I was on the verge of tears, and you’ll see exactly what I am talking about.
A man comes across her to face her in that minute of silence, but when she glanced her head and saw who it was she was trembling.
This was obviously an emotional and shocking moment for her, and as you can see, she tries to carry on until the end, but seems almost unable to. I was fighting back tears myself with this one. This is really dazzling.