Marina Abramović: Presence, energy and endurance

The artist tests the limits of the human body with performances lasting hours, days or weeks

Marina Abramović talks to TateShots about her passion for performance art. The Serbian artist is, to many people, the definitive performance artist. Her works test the limits of the human body, and even the endurance of audiences who may witness performances lasting hours, days, or weeks.

In this film we join her in her magnificent yet minimal apartment, where she discusses the amount of work that goes into staging one of her ambitious pieces, and why it's never easy to explain what she does.

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