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Film Screenings | Marina Abramovic + MAI in Brazil

  • Benaki Museum 138 Pireos Athina, 118 54 Greece (map)


Videos directed by Marco Del Fiol
Courtesy of Casa Redonda

Marina Abramovic's research in Brazil started in the late 1980’s. Since 1989, Abramovic has visited Brazil numerous times studying crystals and precious stones, and their influence on the human body and mind. In 2015, at SESC Pompeia, MAI presented the Abramovic Method; a series of talks with Abramovic; and eight Brazilian artists who will perform during the duration of the exhibition. There was also a designated space for free experimentation and collaboration where visitors will have the opportunity to explore the directions and limits of immaterial art and performance, as well as special programming that includes re-performances of Abramovic’s work by artist Andrea Boller. A selection of video documentation of each durational performance and the behind the scenes interviews will be screened, including a trailer for Marina Abramovic’s upcoming film, The Space In Between.

Ayrson Heráclito
Based in Bahia
Transmutação da Carne [Transmutation of The Meat]

Fernando Ribeiro
Based in Paraná
O Datilógrafo [The Typist]

Grupo Empreza
Based in DF/Goiás
Vesúvio [Vesuvius]

Maikon K
Based in Paraná

Marco Paulo Rolla
Based in Minas Gerais
Preenchendo o Espaço [Filling the Space]

Maurício Ianês
Based in São Paulo
O Vínculo [The Bond]

Paula Garcia
Based in New York
Corpo Ruindo [Crumbling Body]

Rubiane Maia
Based in Espírito Santo
O Jardim [The Garden]


Avalokiteshvara (Dalai Lama Film), 1983
Directed by Marina Abramovic
Video courtesy of Marina Abramovic archives

During Marina Abramovic’s visit in 1982 to Frankfurt, she directed Avalokiteshvara, a film on the Dalai Lama's message for peace. It includes excerpts from the Dalai Lama’s public talk, teachings at Lama Tsong Khapa Institute, Pomaia, and meeting an elder of the Hopi people.