I'm just about to finish her biography and I just can't describe how moved I am! And how inspired, so many thoughts, questions and old fears occured in my mind. This person is definitely not from this world. She is like ubermensch #marinaabramovic#walkthroughwalls#inspiration
Although, I'm half way through "La force de l'âge", today I took a different (and very special) book, which we bought on our holidays with @pureperfection two weeks ago. It is a real page-turner, touching, enjoyable, enraging.
Thanks for your wisdom, yogi tea!! As far as the purpose of life... I’d add a few more to that list... but this sounds like a good start.
Oh, and there in the background, is a book i just devoured in 24 hrs. Soooooooo good. #marinaabramovic#walkthroughwalls#trustyourself
What an incredible book. What an amazing artist and human being! Even if you're not familiar with her work, if you or someone you know is at all interested in what art is and what it can do - HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION from me. This also reminded me of being in high school and discovering/falling in love with the work of John Cage, and the Fluxus movement via Yoko Ono...and feeling like the human mind and body are supernatural machines that can truly conquer anything through imagination and humor and absurdity and patience and empathy. There are larger worlds out there/in here - don't be afraid to explore!
“In 2000, before Paolo and I moved to New York, I was visiting the city, and Klaus Beisenbach invited me to his birthday party. He had a tiny little place, just one bedroom, and he invited four people: Matthew Barney, Björk, his dear friend Susan Sontag, and me. We all sat on the bed and watched my favorite movie, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Teorema. […] At the time, Björk was pregnant and –it was the first time I met her— very eccentric. She brought with her a kind of cardboard bag with a red telephone inside. (Another time I saw her at someone´s party wearing a birdcage, with no bird inside, around her neck.) After the movie was over, she and Matthew and Klaus started talking on one side of the bed, and on my side I started to talk with Susan, and we just talked and talked. I liked her very much. She knew my country well, having lived in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war, when she directed a production of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot in a candlelit theater, winning the affection and gratitude of many in that besieged city. And she had so much of a Russian soul herself.
After the party we shared a taxi, and then we traded telephone numbers, and that was it.” (MARINA ABRAMOVIC, WALK THROUGH WALLS)