Marina Abramović: How to Drink a Glass of Water



“Feel how the water goes into your mouth, goes into your body, into your cells.” Meet performance icon Marina Abramović in this exclusive video where she teaches you how to turn an everyday moment into an extraordinary experience.

“The idea of this is to do everything one action at a time, and nothing else.” New York-based Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović demonstrates how a glass of water should be experienced: “Water is something we drink every day, but not consciously. Think of nothing but the moment of drinking.”

Marina Abramović (1946) became world famous after her retrospective The Artist is Present at MoMA in 2010, which was followed by a documentary film premiering in 2013. Abramović began her career in the early 1970s and has recently begun to describe herself as the ‘grandmother of performance art‘. Abramović’s work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body and the possibilities of the mind. To Ambramovic the purpose of art is the transformation of the artist and of the viewer.

Marina Abramovic was interviewed by Christian Lund in New York, September 2013.

Photography by René Johansen.

Editing by Kamilla Bruus.

Produced by Christian Lund, 2013.

Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Supported by Nordea-fonden.

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