Collected works, 1975-1986 I. A performance anthology 1975-1980 II. Modius vivendi 1979-1986 III. Continental videoseries 1983-1986
30 Nov 1946 -
30 Nov 1943 - 02 Mar 2020
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.
seven videos on analog tape (VHS) shown as single channel digital video, black and white and colour, sound
duration: 08:58:00 hr; aspect ratio: 4:3
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Not on display
© Marina Abromovic & Ulay, 1981/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Copyright Agency.
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Body, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Sep 1997–16 Nov 1997
Ideas and Actions: Performance, Process and Documentation, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 29 Oct 1999–23 Jan 2000
Referenced in 1 publication
Victoria Lynn, Body, 'The performing body', pg. 198-99, Sydney, 1997, 198. no catalogue number. This work was shown as part of the film and video programme 'The Performing Body', a component of the exhibition 'Body'