ALD examines the work of internationally renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic, whose flesh- and soul-rending self-experiments incorporate masochism and extreme self-control into a form of transcendence that would have earned her Sainthood in recent centuries.
Photograph courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery.
Topics include, but are not limited to: the flattening of space by travel, the airport as a generic substitute for home, and being lost.
These make going to galleries a superfluous trifle. Counting the number of syllables in a word like 'collaborations' fills the soul with a tremulous sense of aesthetic appreciation that few works in the history of art dare to rival.
An in-depth interview with the artist supplies insight into his strategies for storytelling in pictures, the unmasking of children, and working in the dark.
"While you're at it, why don't you tell me one of your biggest fears." This is Take #8; originally a 25 minute session.