SCREENINGS | WEEK THREE22/03/2016 13:00 - 15:00
Benaki Museum | Pireos 138
Location | 1st Floor
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Tuesday 22 March | 13.00 -15.00
STUDENT BODY loop of videos from Marina Abramović Institute (MAI)
Marina Abramović, Le Lavoir, (1995)
A four part video series made by Marina Abramović during a Cleaning the House Workshop of exercises in the water. Each video follows one exercise that is completed during a daily swim in a natural body of water during the 3-5 day workshops.
Independent Performance Group | Reel from Van Gogh Museum | Reel from Illy
The Independent Performance Group (IPG) was formed in 2003-2007. It was founded by Marina Abramović and made up of a group of performance artists, mainly past students of Abramović, who continued to professionally and closely work with her. The group blurred the lines between curator and artist, museum and arts organization. During its active years, the group presented various performance series and participated in a number of workshops. This reel is drawn from the archives of IPG and shows a series of works from an exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum and a collaboration Illy.
Thursday 24 March | 12.00 – 20.00
Avalokiteshvara (Dalai Lama Film), 1983
Directed by Marina Abramović
During Marina Abramović’s visit in 1982 to Frankfurt, she directed Avalokiteshvara, a film on the Dalai Lama’s message for peace. It includes excerpts from the Dalai Lama’s public talk, teachings at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, Pomaia, and meeting an elder of the Hopi people.
MARINA ABRAMOVIC + MAI IN BRAZIL loop of videos from MAI | Videos directed by Marco Del Fiol
Marina Abramović’s research in Brazil started in the late 1980’s. Since 1989, Abramović has visited Brazil numerous times studying crystals and precious stones, and their influence on the human body and mind. In 2015, at SESC Pompeia, MAI presented the Abramović Method; a series of talks with Abramović; and eight Brazilian artists who performed during the duration of the exhibition. There was also a designated space for free experimentation and collaboration, where visitors had the opportunity to explore the directions and limits of immaterial art and performance, as well as special programming that included re-performances of Abramovic’s work by artist Andrea Boller. A selection of video documentation for each durational performance and the behind the scenes interviews will be screened, including a trailer for Marina Abramović’s upcoming film, The Space In Between.
Saturday 26 March | 12.00 – 20.00
LONG DURATIONAL WORK FROM IMMATERIAL loop of videos
In 2014, MAI launched its digital journal called IMMATERIAL, which featured interviews with artists, scientists, and thinkers, and highlighted durational works from artists around the world.
Sunday 27 March | 11.00 – 19.00
Tehching Hsieh, Time Clock (1980-1981)
For the Time Clock Piece, from 11 April 1980 through 11 April 1981, Tehching Hsieh punched a time clock every hour on the hour. At the beginning of the performance, Hsieh shaved his head and over the course of the piece, he took a photograph of himself each time the time clock is punched, marking the passage of time. These photographs were strung together into a 6-minute film.
Tehching Hsieh, Outdoors (1981-1982)
For the Outdoor Piece, from 26 September 1981 through 26 September 1982, Hsieh spent one year outside, never entering any buildings, trains, cars, ships, caves, or tents. He carried a sleeping bag. This 30-minute video captures Hsieh as he navigated through New York City.
Pireos 138 & Andronikou
Benaki Museum, Pireos St building, Pireos, Athens, Kentrikos Tomeas Athinon, Greece
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