Throughout her practice, Abramović has been blurring the lines between the observer and the observed as they pertain to performance. Traditionally the performer would be observed and the public would be the observers. Switching those roles and asking the public to participate in the action and therefore to be the observed, provides an opportunity to have a personal experience in a long durational performance.
The artist developed the Abramović Method to give the public the opportunity to be free from the constant distractions of our modern world and to be quiet and connected with the present moment.
The exercises presented during this workshop are part of the Abramović Method. Participants were allowed to stay in the space for as long as they wanted, having them time to be with themselves and to experience the calmness and the rare feeling of being free from responsibility.
To the public that honored their commitment to themselves and remained focused for this period of time, the simplicity of these exercises brought aboutr the clarity and connection that we often lack in our lives.
Coproduced by Centro de Arte Experimental UNSAM