Death as the Ultimate Performance Art - Or not. What do you think?
July 6, 2015
Have you ever envisioned your own funeral? Who will be there? Will the eulogy adequately portray your greatness?
(TheCreatorsProject)Even in death, the artist will be present. During a speech at her 12-day residency for the Kaldor Public Art Projects in Sydney, according to The Guardian, the artist unveiled preliminary concepts for her final art project: her own funeral. When pressed, Abramović divulged that she has been planning for her imminent death since the funeral of a friend, author Susan Sontag, in 2004. Details revealed include a cask-side serenade by “The Life and Death of Marina Abramović” collaborator Antony Hegarty, an unconventional dress code of bright colors, and, naturally, multiple dead Marinas entombed across the globe. “I want to have three Marinas,” she explained. “Of course, one is real and two fake because you can’t have three bodies. But I want these three Marinas buried in the three cities which I’ve lived [in] the longest, which is Belgrade, Amsterdam and New York.”