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I had experienced absolute freedom--I had felt that my body was without boundaries, limitless; that pain didnt matter, that nothing mattered at all--and it intoxicated me. In 2010, more than 750,000 people stood in line at Marina Abramovis MoMA retrospective for the chance to sit across from her and communicate with her nonverbally in an unprecedented durational performance that lasted more than 700 hours. This celebration of nearly fifty years of groundbreaking performance art demonstrated once again that Marina Abramovi is truly a force of nature. The child of Communist war-hero parents under Titos regime in postwar Yugoslavia, she was raised with a relentless work ethic. Even as she was beginning to build an international artistic career, Marina lived at home under her mothers abusive control, strictly obeying a 10 p.m. curfew. But nothing could quell her insatiable curiosity, her desire to connect with people, or her distinctly Balkan sense of humor--all of which informs her art and her life. The beating heart of Walk Through Walls is an operatic love story--a twelve-year collaboration with fellow performance artist Ulay, much of which was spent penniless in a van traveling across Europe--a relationship that began to unravel and came to a dramatic end atop the Great Wall of China. Marinas story, by turns moving, epic, and dryly funny, informs an incomparable artistic career that involves pushing her body past the limits of fear, pain, exhaustion, and danger in an uncompromising quest for emotional and spiritual transformation. A remarkable work of performance in its own right, Walk Through Walls is a vivid and powerful rendering of the unparalleled life of an extraordinary artist.


Rayons : Littérature > Biographie / Témoignage littéraire > Autobiographie / Mémoires / Journal intime


  • Auteur(s)

    Abramovic Marina

  • Éditeur

    RANDOM HOUSE US

  • Distributeur

    INTERART

  • Date de parution

    01/11/2016

  • EAN

    9781101905043

  • Disponibilité

    Manque sans date

  • Nombre de pages

    304 Pages

  • Longueur

    23.5 cm

  • Largeur

    15.5 cm

  • Épaisseur

    2 cm

  • Poids

    500 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

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