June 19- Performance day

Hello June,

I mean the performance of the invited artist! I met him this morning, a bit stressed, he came to the Platform and we talked in detail about it. He is quiet good I think, too bad he would have to leave right after. The people who came were not that many, compared to other Platform organizers, but they were all satisfied and stayed on to talk to us. This is encouraging. I think the feeling that lingers at the end is very important. It is what will decide us to continue.

We decided to go out for a drink with a small group composed of the artist, my project partner no 1 and some enthusiastic members of the audience. The discussion brought up the Serbian artist Marina Abramovic and her performances. Opinions were divided considering her provocative style. One person was criticizing it saying that it is the kind of provocation that mass culture encourages. I find her work impressive. But what made me think, was her life-path. She used to go to extremes, by even putting herself in danger for some of her performances. And she seems to have not found a lot of fulfillment in her love life. Actually I hope I am wrong, but this is the impression I got from my internet research.

It is as if she has integrated and represents an archetype of a woman. This is great. It is powerful. But should an archetype take control of us?

What other paths are possible in order to live a meaningful experience as a woman and let men in?

The documentary about the Serbian performance artist has been pulled from the inaugural beach film festival, which started on Thursday and ends on March 16.

Its rating of R21 for nudity and some disturbing scenes means it cannot be screened at the event, which has a licence to screen films with ratings of up to M18.

– See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/lifestyle/story/documentary-film-about-serbian-artist-pulled-beach-film-festival-20130#sthash.vuMuFKn7.dpuf

http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/lifestyle/story/documentary-film-about-serbian-artist-pulled-beach-film-festival-20130

The documentary about the Serbian performance artist has been pulled from the inaugural beach film festival, which started on Thursday and ends on March 16.

Its rating of R21 for nudity and some disturbing scenes means it cannot be screened at the event, which has a licence to screen films with ratings of up to M18.

– See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/lifestyle/story/documentary-film-about-serbian-artist-pulled-beach-film-festival-20130#sthash.vuMuFKn7.dpuf

The documentary about the Serbian performance artist has been pulled from the inaugural beach film festival, which started on Thursday and ends on March 16.

Its rating of R21 for nudity and some disturbing scenes means it cannot be screened at the event, which has a licence to screen films with ratings of up to M18.

– See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/lifestyle/story/documentary-film-about-serbian-artist-pulled-beach-film-festival-20130#sthash.vuMuFKn7.dpuf

 

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