In 1974, a Performance Artist Stood Motionless for 6 Hours to Let the Audience Do Whatever They Wanted to Her


Performance Artist Stood Motionless for 6 Hours to Let the Audience Do Whatever They Wanted to Her

Performance Artist Stood Motionless for 6 Hours to Let the Audience Do Whatever They Wanted to Her: There are easily two different schools of thought when it comes to art. Some believe in the 19th-century French slogan “l’art pour l’art” (“art for art’s sake”), while others think that art should serve a moral, political, or utilitarian purpose. There are also those who believe art should satisfy both. Marina Abramovic’s art is the type of art that pushes herself as well as the audience to question themselves and re-examine their self-identity. In 1974, she performed what was perhaps the most dangerous art experiment any artist had ever done called Rhythm 0, and here is how it went.

Often described as the “grandmother of performing art,” Marina Abramović is a Yugoslavia-born performance artist known for pushing her physical and mental limits.

Here is a video of Abramović discussing her performance. 

Rhythm 0 was a six-hour performance art work by Abramovic performed in 1974 in Studio Morra, Naples.  During the performance, she stood motionless and passive while the audience was invited to do to her whatever they wished to her.

Performance Artist Stood Motionless for 6 Hours to Let the Audience Do Whatever They Wanted to Her





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