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Screening | 8 Lessons

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

12-5 μμ – 1F

8 Lessons Documentary, 2008

Video courtesy of Marina Αbramović archives


Marina’s work 8 Lessons on Emptiness with a Happy End communicates profound anxiety about the excess of contemporary representations of violence. 8 Lessons is a complex video installation that should, along with its companion photographic series, be understood as a counterpoint to the countless atrocities represented everywhere. Marina employs a performative strategy of re-creating stylized warfare psychodrama performed by children, meant to lead to spiritual purification. This film documents the production of this particular artwork.