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Title

Collected works, 1975-1986 I. A performance anthology 1975-1980 II. Modius vivendi 1979-1986 III. Continental videoseries 1983-1986

1975-1986


Artists

Marina Abramovic

Yugoslavia

30 Nov 1946 -

Ulay

Germany

30 Nov 1943 - 02 Mar 2020


About

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.


Details


Date

1975-1986


Media category

Time-based art


Materials used

seven videos on analog tape (VHS) shown as single channel digital video, black and white and colour, sound


Dimensions

duration: 08:58:00 hr; aspect ratio: 4:3


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1996


Location

Not on display


Accession number

345.2001


Artist information

Marina Abramovic

Works in the collection

7

Artist information

Ulay

Works in the collection

7


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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'