“About the public … I do not want the public to feel that they are spending time with the performances, I simply want them to forget about time.” – Marina Abramovic, 2005
For 7 Easy Pieces Marina Abramovic re-enacted five seminal performance works by her peers, dating from the 1960’s and 70’s, and two of her own, interpreting them as one would a musical score.
The project confronted the fact that little documentation exists from this critical early period and one often has to rely upon testimony from witnesses or photographs that show only portions of any given performance.
The seven works were performed for seven hours each, over the course of seven consecutive days, November 9 – 15, 2005 at the Guggenheim Museum, in New York City.
7 Easy Pieces examines the possibilities of representing and preserving an art form that is, by nature, ephemeral.
The Third Supplier, 2010, PAL-DVD, 93mins.