Jessica Snow Study for Board Game II, 2011 Pencil on paper, 12” x 14”
In this Open Space post, Tess Thackara takes on the documentary film, Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present.
What most interest me are the motivating forces in this potent exchange between performer and audience. What compels viewers to sleep overnight on the street for their chance to take away something profound from this experience? The piece provides a window into the human need for confrontation, connection, love, and spectacle. And it’s hard not to parse the artist’s motivations, since this must have fuelled her ability to complete the work.
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