512 Hours With Marina Abramovic

  • Documentary
  • 1h 32m

Marina Abramović bruger publikum selv som råmateriale i sin skelsættende udstilling '512 Hours'. Oplev den ikoniske performative-kunstner i aktion.

Marina Abramović bruger publikum selv som råmateriale i sin skelsættende udstilling ‘512 Hours’. Oplev den ikoniske performative-kunstner i aktion.

I sommeren 2014 strømmede titusindvis af gæster til Serpentine Gallery i London for at opleve Marina Abramovićs udstilling, ‘512 Hours’. Men da den åbnede, gik det op for alle, at publikum selv var det egentlige værk i den ikoniske performance-kunstners skelsættende udstilling. Publikum var imidlertid også aktive deltagere og medskabere i det sociale eksperiment, der på den minimalistiske baggrund af galleriets tomme rum konstant udviklede sig i nye, uforudsigelige retninger i løbet af de tre uger - eller 512 timer - hvor udstillingen fandt sted, mens Abramović selv deltog i det performative ritual uden at dirigere det. Adina Istrate og Giannina La Salvia dokumenterede ikke kun selve showet, men også den kreative proces og - ikke mindst - hvad den betød for nogle af de mange medvirkende. Alle har haft vidt forskellige og ofte dybt personlige oplevelser, som hos flere blev begyndelsen på en proces af healing. Efter et år med social afstand er ‘512 Hours’ blot endnu mere generøs i sin radikale vision for nye og frie fællesskaber. Man oplever en enestående kunstnerisk begavelse i aktion i en film, der hører til blandt de fineste om kreativ tænkning og praksis.

Marina Abramović invites the audience to take part in her landmark exhibition ‘512 Hours’. An iconic performance artist at work.

In the summer of 2014, tens of thousands of guests flocked to the Serpentine Gallery in London to experience Marina Abramović’s exhibition ‘512 Hours’. But when it opened, it dawned on everyone that the audience itself was the actual work in the iconic performance artist’s landmark exhibition. The audience members were also active participants and co-creators of the social experiment, which - set against the minimalist background of the gallery’s empty space - developed continuously into new, unpredictable directions during the three weeks (or 512 hours) in which the exhibition took place, while Abramović herself took part in the performative ritual. Adina Istrate and Giannina La Salvia documented not just the show itself but also the creative process and not least what it meant to some of its many participants. Everyone had highly different and often deeply personal experiences, which for many became the beginning of a healing process. After one year of social distancing, ‘512 Hours’ feels even more generous in its radical vision for new and free communities. We experience a unique artistic talent in action in a film that ranks among the finest takes on creative thinking and practice.

Sprog

English

Undertekster

English

Land

United Kingdom

Studie

ToyBox Films

Bonusindhold

Q&A
23m

Q&A med Giannina La Salvia (instruktør) og Adina Istrate (instruktør).

Q&A with Giannina La Salvia (director) og Adina Istrate (director).

An Evening With Marina Abramovic
45m

Talk: World renowned artist Marina Abramović live in conversation at this year’s CPH:DOX.

In relation to the World Premiere of the new documentary 512 Hours about her seminal performance of the same name, artist Marina Abramović will participate in a conversation with curator at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Tine Colstrup. The conversation is part of the An Evening With talk series, where international artists, scholars and activists centering on the potential of facilitating change through art, knowledge and engagement. This year the series will focus on solutions to global crises – including but not limited to the current pandemic – and the role of art and activism in this effort.