Marina Abramovic in Sydney
For ten years, I’ve been working on a novel about Marina Abramovic. Now John Kaldor is bringing Marina Abramovic to Sydney for a unique show from June 24th to July 5th at Pier 2/3. The show comprises artists in residence and Ms Abramovic ‘conducting’ in the exhibition space, inviting visitors on both a physical and emotional journey.
The two weeks will also feature a number of guest speakers. On Sunday July 5th at 2pm I will be talking about the work of Marina Abramovic, the novel I’m finishing, and the relationship between Marina’s work and shamanistic practice. I’ll be drawing on my experience with Native American spirituality and ceremonial life through my twenties. My first novel, White Heart, details some of these experiences.
Please come along!
This image was taken from the webcam at MoMA in New York in April 2010. This was the first day I sat with Ms Abramovic during her 75 day performance The Artist is Present. Marco Anelli documented the faces of everyone who sat in his book Portraits in the Presence of Marina. Abramovic.