Marina Abramovic

(Yugoslavia 30 Nov 1946 – )

Ulay

(Germany 30 Nov 1943 – )

Collected works 1975-1986: I. A Performance Anthology 1975-1980 II. Modius Vivendi 1979-1986 III. Continental Videoseries 1983-1986

Location
Not on display
Further information

A compilation of videos documenting performance works that explore points of intense physical connection between the two protagonists: breathing each other's breath, slapping one another on the face or standing as counter weights between a bow and arrow. Often their work seeks to meld male and female energies. Both artists have been influenced by Eastern thought and religion and pursue a form of Body Art that verges on ritualised self-mortification.

Year
1975-1986
Media
Time-based media, Video
Medium
video, black and white and colour, sound, 08:58:00 min in total
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1996
Accession number
345.2001
Copyright
© Marina Abromovic & Ulay, 1981/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney.