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When Marina Abramović Dies by James Westcott
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Dec 30, 10

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Read in May, 2010

I read to alter my ideas of the world, some books alter it a lot, others not so much. This book falls into the former. Abramovic is a Serbian performance artist. Now in her sixties, Wescott, one of Abramovic’s, assistants, traces her career since the late sixties. I was impressed Abramovic’s almost masochistic dedication to her artistic vision and how she uses her body to accomplish that vision in her performances. She uses the female body as the ultimate object of the gaze, whether living in “house” where audiences file in and out of the room to watch her daily routine as in House with an Ocean View or hanging suspended in a crucified pose as in The Biography Remix.
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