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Bob Wilson’s Life & Death of Marina Abramovic

Film Information

Exhibition Title Bob Wilson’s Life & Death of Marina Abramovic
Director Giada Colagrande
Year 2012
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 57'
  • Robert Wilson, Marina Abramovic,
  • Willem Dafoe, Antony Hegarty
  • G: Giada Colagrande
  • F: Tommaso Borgstrom
  • E: Natalie Cristiani
  • S: Pino Pischetola
  • P: Max Brun
  • CP: Art+Vibes
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When I heard that Robert Wilson was going to make an opera on Marina Abramovic´s biography, I wondered “where will the master of artifice meet the mother of reality? Will they marry theatre with performance art or will it be a fight between titans?” Two years later, I realize that what happened is much more mysterious and magic than any answer to my questions. The terrain where Wilson, Abramovic, Antony Hegarty and Willem Dafoe met is a proscenium populated with Abramovic´s life, its characters and ghosts. A chorus of extraordinary artists and musicians contributed in a variety of ways, from epic Balkan chants to electronic music, from dance to vaudeville, to durational performance. The result is so sublime that every time that this opera plays somewhere, even the public sees their life and death on the stage: Marina is the landscape, Bob the mind, Antony the heart, Willem the body. I had the great fortune to closely observe and film this extremely intense artistic collaboration, in which I think all the participants were intimately transformed. GC


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