MARINA ABRAMOVIC in Hudson
Very few events begin with "Sleeping bags are welcome" but this weekend famous, award-winning, pioneer performance artist Marina Abramovic presents a 24 hour marathon reading of the fantasy tale, The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers. The readers, a mix of locals, artists, fathers, kids, may thin out in the middle of the night - but it's on now .... I will let u know how things progress. It's the first community outreach event for MAI.
Her INSTITUTE (MAI) for the Preservation of PERFORMANCE ART is coming to Hudson, our small town 2 hrs north of NYC. She has a house in the area & 4 years ago bought a former theatre & ex tennis court/antique store & with Rem Koolhaas as architect, plans a mega conversion into an interdisciplinary performance centre dedicated to collaborations of art, music, science, technology and spirituality.
Concentrate. Focus. Slow down your thoughts, mind, day, yr life. Today when many can't sit still - must text, phone, rush, run, drive - how will Marina's new big idea of discipline, endurance, of long duration, of 2, 6 or 24 hour events, go down?