Wednesday, June 2, 2010

700 Hours

On Monday at 5p.m Marina Abramovic left a chair
she had been sitting on since March 14,
six days a week , seven hours a day... for 700 hours!
This was part of a performance at the Museum of Modern Art
where the visitors were invited to sit facing the artist in silence
for as long as they wanted or could...

Lundi a 17h, Marina Abramovic a quitté une chaise
ou elle etait restee assise depuis le 14 Mars,
6jours par semaine , 7h par jour... 700 heures.
Ceci faisait partie d'une performance d'une artiste "live" au MOMA
Les visiteurs etaient invités a s'assoir face a elle en silence
pour autant de temps qu'ils le voulaient ou le pouvaient!!

26 comments:

gogouci June 2, 2010 at 12:29 AM  

I wouldn't able to sit quietly for that long...without sedation, that is.

V Rakesh June 2, 2010 at 1:41 AM  

Brilliant photography! What a feat!

Bibi June 2, 2010 at 2:04 AM  

I've read about this lady. Somehow I think if I were either she or the visitor, I would burst out laughing.

Olivier June 2, 2010 at 2:17 AM  

je passerais sur la performance, mais tes deux premières photos sont superbes, un léger flouté mouvement (surement un petit temps de pause) qui adoucit la photo. j'adore

cieldequimper June 2, 2010 at 2:23 AM  

Tes photos vont-elles être éditées comme carte postales par le MoMA ? Elles sont magnifiques.

Chapeau, moi j'aurais craaaaaqué !

claude June 2, 2010 at 2:27 AM  

Vu l'assise de la chaise et l'état de mon coccyx, impossible pour moi
à faire, même pas une heure.
En plus, je trouve que c'est une drôle d'idée, enfin...

Babzy June 2, 2010 at 2:48 AM  

quelle performance étrange ... belle première photo,je me serais bien assis quelques secondes en face d'elle :)

Bergson June 2, 2010 at 2:51 AM  

de vrai tableaux tes photos

c'est un métier qui me plairait ;_)

Cezar and Léia June 2, 2010 at 2:58 AM  

J'ai beaucoup aimé le travail artistique dans les premières photographies!Je ne pouvais pas faire face à une personne pendant plus de quelques secondes, oh lá lá...
Léia

Anonymous June 2, 2010 at 5:19 AM  

elle devait avoir les fesses sans connaissance!

brattcat June 2, 2010 at 8:00 AM  

Wow, these are marvelous images.

Luis Gomez June 2, 2010 at 9:31 AM  

These are great images!

T. Becque June 2, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

I love the angle and framing of the first photo! What a job to have, I don't if it would be easy (all you have to do is sit) or hard (all you do is sit)!

BaysideLife June 2, 2010 at 11:47 AM  

That first photo is wonderful. I couldn't sit for very long opposite another person and not want to engage in conversation.

Virginia June 2, 2010 at 12:02 PM  

The catch for me would be the "sitting in silence" part! :) That is amazing. How on earth did she do it? I would think the steady stream of interesting people would be amusing ( for a while), but not to be able to intereact with them would be painful. Not to mention the SITTING all that time. Interesting post for sure.

I especially liked the overhead shots. I thought her a bride at first.

JM June 2, 2010 at 1:52 PM  

This is amazing!!! I would never be able to do it even if it was just for one hour, I think! The top shot is fantastic!

Jacob June 2, 2010 at 8:58 PM  

Well...I'm not sure of the point of it all, but hey, whatever floats your boat!

Nathalie June 3, 2010 at 4:45 AM  

Marie Noyale j'adore quand tu nous emmènes dans des aventures de ce genre.

Tes deux photos sont chacune indispensables et magnifiques, l'une dans son flou aérien, l'autre dans son intensité directe.

Un projet artistique bizarre, qui semble délirant au début mais fascinant malgré tout...

(je vote POUR l'édition de tes photos en cartes postales du MOMA)

hpy June 3, 2010 at 6:25 AM  

Comment pouvait-elle le faire?!!

Catherine June 3, 2010 at 8:22 AM  

C'est incroyable ce que tu nous fais découvrir là. Un drôle de pari artistique.
Bien exploité par la photographe.

les loups June 3, 2010 at 4:07 PM  

L'intérêt d'une telle performance n'est-il pas de nous interpeller ? A priori ça fonctionne puisque beaucoup d'entre nous se questionne ...
La base de l'art qu'on l'aime ou pas !

Les deux photos sont si différentes et similaires ...

Chuck Pefley June 3, 2010 at 4:55 PM  

What an interesting performance. One needs to be really comfortable with themselves to undertake this kind of display. Amazing!!

Jilly June 4, 2010 at 1:36 AM  

how fascinating and probably how unsettling this must be. I feel sure that as we sat and looked at this woman we'd see ourselves reflected back at us. Two stupendous photos that really capture for us the event. Bravo.

les loups June 4, 2010 at 4:54 PM  

Un écho chez Joe

http://streetnine.com/blog/?paged=3

Beau week-end ...

Clueless in Boston June 5, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

The top picture almost looks like a painting. I like that it is a little soft, adds to its texture.

Performance art? I guess this is better than most, but I find the term "performance art" to be an oxymoron.

Tash June 12, 2010 at 10:38 AM  

The stillness of your 1st photo is so real. Brava.

I don't recall seeing Perf. Art ever, but I loved Laurie Anderson's "O Superman" album in my early 20's.

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