12 Apr 2024
Freeing the Memory – Marina Abramović re-performance

Freeing the Memory – Marina Abramović re-performance

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12/05/2017 15:00 - 16:00
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Experience the re-performance of Marina Abramović 's work 'Freeing the Memory' live, at Moderna Museet. The specially-trained artist will reel off all the words that come to mind until they can’t think of any more.

In 1975 Marina Abramović said goodbye to her background in Belgrade with a series of performance works called 'Freeing Series'. In 'Freeing the Voice', she shouts until she loses her voice. In 'Freeing the Body', she dances until she collapses from exhaustion.

'Freeing the Voice': 7 April, and 5 May at 3 pm.
'Freeing the Memory': 24 March and 14 April at 3 pm.
'Freeing the Body': 31 March, 21 April and 19 May at 3 pm.

You can also experience the re-performamce of 'Cleaning the Mirror' daily in the exhibition. 'Art Must Be Beautiful, Artist Must Be Beautiful' is re-performed every Saturday and Sunday.

Abramović has developed methods for how works can be performed by other artists, as re-performances. The Abramović method focuses on endurance, re-assessment of time, and a readiness to let go of preconceived notions of one’s own abilities and values, to engage fully in physically and mentally demanding works.