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Marina Abramović Will Electrify Herself in Her New Project
Inspired by 19th-century photography...
Entertainment 14 Apr 2018

The world’s most controversial and subversive performance artist is at it again. Her next project, launching at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 2020, will see the artist being shocked by a million volts. She is collaborating with Factum Arte, an art and technology company which is creating a machine to shock her. Inspired by 19th-century photography, when volts were used to produce prints, it is not as scary as it sounds, apparently. “If you are charged up properly, the stream of electricity coming from your fingers will put out a candle a metre away from you,” said Factum Arte’s founder Adam Lowe. “We are not reckless or cavalier with the technology. Her performances are highly extreme. Many of the things she has done are far more dangerous.”

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Text by Nadja Sayej
Photo via ARTNEWS

 

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