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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

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  • 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
    Copyright
    © Marina Abromovic & Ulay/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Copyright Agency
    Artist information
    Marina Abramovic

    Works in the collection

    7

    Artist information
    Ulay

    Works in the collection

    7

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    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'

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