Marina
ABRAMOVIĆ
24 June - 5 July 2015
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'Marina Abramović: In Residence’

Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney.

24 June - 5 July 2015

12 noon - 7pm daily 

AGES 12+
FREE ENTRY
BOOKINGS NOT REQUIRED

LAST ENTRY AT 6.15PM
PUBLIC PROGRAMS CONTINUE UPSTAIRS
UNTIL 7PM

Pier 2/3 is wheelchair accessible


ABOUT THE PROJECT

I have made a career as a performance artist for 40 years now and my relationship to the public is changing. It used to be very simple: the public was sitting in the audience and I was performing in front of them. Then, with my performance The Artist is Present, I created a one-to-one experience where the public was watching and only one person was actually experiencing. In 512 Hours, which I did at the Serpentine Galleries in London, the public were actually the ones performing and I just blended in.

In Sydney, for Marina Abramović: In Residence, I will be like a conductor in the exhibition space, but it will be the public who will take the physical and emotional journey. We constantly like to be entertained, to get things from outside. We never take time to get in touch with ourselves… our inner self. My function in this new kind of performance situation is to show you, through the Abramovic Method, what you can do for yourself. I wanted to make this big change because I understood that actually you can’t get any experience by me doing it for you… So I’m completely shifting the paradigm, changing the rules.

Marina Abramović



UPCOMING TALKS & EVENTSBack to top

Join us upstairs at Pier 2/3 for our dynamic range of public engagement programs exploring Project 30, Marina Abramović: In Residence.
Reflect, converse, debate and interact with the Australian Residency Artists over twelve days of talks, performances, films and discussions
drawing inspiration from art, philosophy, psychology and neuroscience.
For a full listing of our public engagement program visit our Talks & Events page. Download the full guide for the Residency and Public Program here.

LEAPING INTO THE VOID: LED BY DR KERRY SANDERS

Thursday 2 July, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Dr Kerry Sanders looks at ideas of emptiness and space, and asks whether we might make ‘more and more of less and less’.

EVENINGS IN RESIDENCE: LOTTIE CONSALVO

Thursday 2 July, 5 - 7 pm
From 5pm, Lottie Consalvo presents a program of films and reveals her creative processes and inspirations in a format of her choice.

ON SPENDING TIME ALONE: LED BY GARY WARNER

Friday 3 July, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Gary Warner examines what happens to our psyches when we are alone and the importance of cultivating solitude as opposed to loneliness.

EVENINGS IN RESIDENCE: GEORGE (POONKHIN) KHUT

Friday 3 July, 5 - 7pm
From 5pm, George (Poonkhin) Khut presents a program of films and reveals his creative processes and inspirations in a format of his choice.

Marina Abramović will mentor 12 Australian performance practitioners throughout our 30th Kaldor Public Art Project, Marina Abramović: In Residence. The artists were hand selected by Abramović to participate in an intensive Artists Residency Program where they will explore the Marina Abramović Method and develop their own performative practice through research, workshops, discussion and debate.


BLOG

In a series of short clips, we hear from Marina Abramović on a range of subjects, from her time in Australia in the early 1980s to her funeral plans and love of icecream, and of course about her upcoming project at Pier 2/3 this June.


More films will be added weekly so stay tuned.

Kaldor Public Art Projects

For over 40 years Kaldor Public Art Projects, has created groundbreaking projects with international artists in public spaces, changing the landscape of contemporary art in Australia with projects that resonate around the world.

John Kaldor AM is a dedicated collector, patron and supporter of contemporary art. He has been collecting and commissioning art since the late 1950s and since 1969 has shared his love of art with the Australian public through his series of art projects.