Marina Abramovic — The Artist is Present
Beautiful, moving and inspiring. Performance artists have a certain reputation and my girlfriend introduced me last year to this one — who completely changed all that.
This film documents Marina’s at retrospective MoMA, many performances were re-performed by others and Marina herself gave a new piece. From open to closing time, every day, for the entire 3 month show, she sat with anyone who wished to sit with her and she did not move.
We somehow learn to never stare, to not look for too long — she invited the public to do the opposite — to open up and to look back. Each person had an intense personal experience and the results were touching.
This is quite an honest film, about an artist, her life and work.
Please watch with open eyes.