Marina Abramovic :: Unfinished Business

more and more of less and less

Reflection on the mental and physical condition of the artist
In ancient times, the artist, poet, philosopher, builder would climb silently to the top of the mountain and there in solitude would be confronted with what the Chinese refer to as Chi’j energy. This would condition their body and their mind to one single point of concentration.

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“It’s not important what you do, what is really important is the state of mind from which you do it.”

EXERCISES
7
In slow morion.
From the morning till the evening
moving as slowly as possible.
Doing everyday actions:
getting up,
washing,
drinking tea,
walking,
dressing.

“I tried to cut wood in slow motion. It does’t work. Why?”

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