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6th January 2011

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Marina Abramovic and her lover/collaborator Ulay performing “Death Self”. This performance consisted of the two artists  seated in front of each other, connected at the mouth. They took in each  other’s breaths until all of their available oxygen had been used up.  The performance lasted only 17 minutes, resulting in both artists  collapsing unconscious to the floor, having filled their lungs with  carbon dioxide. This personal piece explored the idea of an individual’s  ability to absorb the life of another person, exchanging and destroying  it.

Marina Abramovic and her lover/collaborator Ulay performing “Death Self”. This performance consisted of the two artists seated in front of each other, connected at the mouth. They took in each other’s breaths until all of their available oxygen had been used up. The performance lasted only 17 minutes, resulting in both artists collapsing unconscious to the floor, having filled their lungs with carbon dioxide. This personal piece explored the idea of an individual’s ability to absorb the life of another person, exchanging and destroying it.

Tagged: Death SelfMarina AbramovicUlay

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