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Uploaded by : Marc Lafia | 11/12/08

  • Title:
    Marina Abramovic and Ulay
  • Artist:
    Marina Abramovic
  • Year:
    n/a
  • Description:
    Abramovic has been putting on representations of her life and work since the late-1980s, when her all-consuming partnership with the man known only as Ulay, the frustrated walker in the video, broke down. They turned their split into an epic performance. Abramovic set off from one end of the Great Wall of China, Ulay from the other, and when they met in the middle, each having walked more than 1,500 miles, they said goodbye. "Afterwards, I was in such pain, mentally and physically, that I could not go back to my own work," said Abramovic. "The only way I could see a solution was if I could take some kind of distance from myself by staging my own life." Since then, she has been creating and performing an updated Biography every four or five years
  • Disciplines and Movements:
    20th-Century & Beyond and Performance Art
  • Themes and Tags:
    sincere, intimate, primal, tense, severe, violent, physical force and intense

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