Soooo, when Malcom Gladwell’s podcast community reaches out to you and says, “Hey Danielle, would you wish to share a part of an interview we did with Marina Abramović together with your listeners”, you say, “ummm, OKAY!” I’ve put a little bit mini episode collectively, that includes a 20 minute excerpt from their present, “Discuss Straightforward with Sam Fragoso”. Each Sunday, Sam invitations an artist, activist, or politician to come back to the desk and converse from the guts… and at this time that individual is Marina! Look’n pay attention proper up there, or obtain ART FOR YOUR EAR wherever you get your podcasts.
First, I wish to present you the “Crystal Wall of Crying (2021)”, situated on the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Middle in in Kyiv, Ukraine:
“The Crystal Wall of Crying is Marina Abramovic’s reflection on the tragedy of Babyn Yar and the Holocaust. It symbolizes the horrible influence of mass homicide on collective reminiscence and the therapeutic potential of targeted reflection for future generations. The wall creates a particular area the place everybody can suppose, keep in mind, mirror on the tragic occasions of the previous and draw private conclusions. Interplay with pure quartz crystals seeks to heal the injuries of the previous by reconnecting with particular person physique experiences. (The Crystal Wall of Crying is forty meters lengthy and three meters excessive and consists of anthracite and 75 quartz crystals. Guests are invited to work together with the crystals and meditate.)
Hopefully this crystal-filled wall will convey the therapeutic to the individuals of Ukraine once more, at some point very quickly.
After all, we are able to’t point out Marina with out mentioning “The Artist Is Current” at MoMA in 2010:
Did you go to this? I didn’t, however I’m so curious what it was wish to be there in individual? Superb? Bizarre? Each?
And eventually, since we had been flies on the wall of Marina’s New York condominium, how about a little bit look:
Wait… she’s an everyday individual with a sofa and comfy socks? Yep, we’re all simply individuals. Thanks a lot to Sam Fragoso and Pushkin Podcast Community for inviting me share this with all of you, and talking of YOU… thanks for listening! I’ll be again with the second a part of my dialog with Petah Coyne subsequent weekend.
- “Discuss Straightforward with Sam Fragoso”
- Sam’s full interview with Marina…
- Marina Abramović
- “Crystal Wall of Crying”, Ukraine
- “The Artist Is Current”, MoMA
- Marco Anelli Studio (Photographer)