Abramovic will present the film and revive her method in Venice.
Venice Days will host a ‘special event’ screening of Giada Colagrande’s The Abramovic Method, starring the artist Marina Abramovic.
Fondazione Furla presents the film, which was produced by Art + Vibes in collaboration with Collateral Films and with the support of Fondazione Furla.
The film documents the first time Abramović’s method was enacted, and it was shot from March 21 to June 10, 2012 at PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea di Milano.
Abramovic and Colagrande return to Venice after last year presenting Bob Wilson’s Life and Death of Marina Abramovic.
Abramovic will revive her method in Venice through the images of the film during three invitation-only screenings.
“In my experience, grown over my forty-year career, I have arrived at the conclusion that the audience plays a very important, even crucial, role in performance,” said Abramović. “Without an audience, a performance is meaningless because, as Duchamp said, it is the audience who completes a work of art. In the case of performances, I would say that not only are performer and audience complementary, but almost inseparable.”
“We are very happy to support the realization of this project because we feel very much connected with Marina, an extraordinary artist and a great human being. We also feel certain that the great sensibility of a director such as Giada Colagrande will make it possible for a far greater number of people to experience and reflect upon the Abramović Method,” added Giovanna Furlanetto, President of Fondazione Furla.