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Do You Live an "Art Vital" ?

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Last weekend, I visited the MoMA in New York to see Marina Abramovíc's show and retrospective, The Artist Is Present, which also ended last week. Since March, the interactive exhibit had Marina sitting during business hours (700 hours over the three months) at a table staring at visitors who would sit and stare back at her. She says she saw over 1500 eyes. Some people sat for as little as 2 minutes and as long as 20 minutes, and others were moved to tears from staring at her in silence. Those flickr photos can be seen HERE.

One of her pieces, which was of an actual beat up van had this written on the window. It really resonated, so I thought I would post it here:

No fixed living-place
Permanent movement
Direct contact
Local relations
Self-selection
Passing limitations
Taking risks
Mobile energy
No rehearsals
No predicted end
No repetition
Extended vulnerability
Exposure to chance
Primary reactions

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