Ephemera from Amber Ginsburg’s “The Break” film, exhibited at Chicago Artists’ Coalition gallery #chicago #artists #art (at Chicago Artists’ Coalition)
Found this signed poster for Tehching Hsieh’s and Linda Montano’s one-year performance rope piece in SAIC’s performance archive while in Kira O’Reilly’s workshop! #performanceart #art #artists #saic (at School of the Art Institute Columbus Building)
Marina Abramović: Lips of Thomas
Guggenheim Museum, Nov. 14, 2005
Oh, she’s so hardcore. Can’t believe I got to see her in person.
Basquiat always got the pussy on his lap.
“It was kind of a lesson…I’m standing there, just dressed in T-shirt and black jeans and these are the object. So you also can not do anything, so why are you doing this? What is the public’s limit to the artist? There are so many interesting questions posed for this performance. And to see how the public really lose control - that’s kind of frightening.
There was this person who cut my neck with a razor and drank my blood. There was another who gave me a rose and a third person who cut my clothes and who took the thorn of the rose and stuck it into my body. They undressed me, the didn’t rape me because their wives were there…the women would tell the men what to do to me. And there was one who came with a handkerchief and took my tears running down my face.
They carried me around, put me on the table and stab the knife between my legs. And then one man took the pistol, put the bullet and put it my hand and held it to my head to see if I would really pull the trigger by pressing my hand. And I didn’t have any resistance. And then came another person who took the pistol and threw it out of the window”
Hearing her speak at her lecture in Chicago on Thursday was amazing!
photographed by Martin Schoeller
She basically has “uberhuman” status.
"Artists observe. They remember. They emulate. But that’s just the artist part of them. We’re people, too, far above the fact that we are artists. And the person in us wishes to do more than observe, remember, and emulate. The person inside us wishes to be. You can’t be a person and an artist at the same time unless you are very, very skilled at being both."