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Transitory Objects

Marina Abramovic

"After walking the Chinese Wall, I realized that for the first time I had been doing a performance where the audience was not physically present. In order to transmit thisexperience to them I built a series of transitory objects with the idea that the audience could actively take part.

The basic structure was sitting, standing, and lying. As I was building the objects I paid a lot of atten- tion to the materials I used. I limited myself to materials like copper, iron, wood, and minerals. I believe these materials contain certain energies. I do not consider these works as sculptures, but as transitory objects to trigger physical or mental experiences among the public through direct interaction. When the experience is achieved the objects can be removed."  Marina Abramovic

Language: English/German