Tag Archives: Marina Abramovic

The Art of Presence

Watching Abramović’s “The Artist is Present” made me want to revisit the concept of presence in art, especially in virtual worlds. Presence and immersion have been “hot” topics in virtual reality ever since the inception of the technology – it is, after all, what differentiates “virtual reality” from a two-dimensional desktop experience. There are, however, […]

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Nastia Liukin

SAN JOSE, 1 July — Reigning Olympic Gymnastic All-Around Gold Medalist Anastasia Valeryevna “Nastia” Liukin will not be competing in the London Games. This outcome was dramatically punctuated here tonight when she fell flat on her face on the uneven parallel bars, an apparatus that she had, four years earlier in Beijing, owned. While it […]

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Oh Marina!

Is it just me or is anyone else really excited about seeing “The Artist is Present” on HBO? Ok, so it’s not really the thought of *seeing* it that excites me, but the fact that it is being shown in a setting other than a dingy little theater and seen by 2 hipsters. Or, on […]

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VB Previz #49 – Rhythm 0

All of Marina Abramovic’s work powerfully investigates presence, corporeality, limits. It is hard and perhaps pointless to pick a “most famous” work, but if one must, a contender for that title is Rhythm 0. Abramovic speaks of this 1974 piece to this day…   And, indeed, even though she was born a dozen years after […]

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Pretty / Stupid

Vaneeesa would be more diplomatic. She would construct a more medi-a-propriate statement. Vaneeesa would lie about the facts and make it sound good. She would make it sound like a successful art performance. I am not Vaneeesa. It was my nature, or at least that which was set as the condition of my creation, that […]

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VB Previz #41 – Multiverse

VB24 – Multiverse Saturday, 12 February 2011, 8-10pm GMT a simultaneous performance on the Reaction, InWorldz, and Second Life grids Hi Guys, I guess everybody knows that the peeps from Burn2 banned Vaneeesa’s VB22 – The House with the Ocean View. Or, “moderated” it out of existence, as Mr. Moo likes to say. http://vaneeesa.com/2010/10/14/banned-by-burn2/ Anyways, […]

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VB Previz #38 – Resurrection

VB26 – Resurrection Saturday, 23 April 2011, 7pm GMT a performance on the Second Life grid http://slurl.com/secondlife/An%20Li/68/128/22 Whether it is my brother with his newfound Born Again Christianity, or me with my newfound faith in the Church of Free Culture, it’s often true that the convert is far more zealous, more aggressively proselytizing, and generally […]

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The Broken Man

I meant to write this blog post back in August ’09 when we performed VB07 – I Advance Masked. VB07 Performance Images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vaneeesab/sets/72157623520926810/ VB07 Machinima: http://www.blip.tv/file/2503163 VB07 Previz: http://vaneeesa.com/2009/06/12/vb-previz-5-i-advance-masked/ One of the most enigmatic, haunting images in all of art history is The Broken Man. If you’re brave enough to journey inside the earth, to […]

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VB Previz #37 – The House with the Ocean View / Burn2

For twelve days, from Friday 15 November to Tuesday 26 November 2002, Marina Abramovic performed The House with the Ocean View at the Sean Kelley Gallery in New York City… For nine days, from Saturday 16 October to Sunday 24 October 2010, VB/CO will perform our adaptation of The House with the Ocean View at […]

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