2015年7月20日 星期一

Marina Abramović reveals plans for her funeral, 'the artist’s last piece'


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Marina Abramović reveals plans for her funeral, 'the artist’s last piece'

Performance artist, 67, wants three bodies – one real, two fake – buried in the cities she has lived in the longest, and singer Antony Hegarty to perform
Marina Abramović: ‘An artist should die consciously without fear.’
 Marina Abramović: ‘An artist should die consciously without fear.’ Photograph: Remi Chauvin/MONA
Marina Abramović has already planned her own funeral, which will incorporate her final performance work, live music, a colourful dress code and plenty of black comedy.
In a keynote speech in Sydney during her 12-day residency for Kaldor Public Art Projects, Abramović – in good health at 67 – read out her manifesto, concluding that “an artist should die consciously without fear” and that “the funeral is the artist’s last piece before leaving”.
Revealing her own funeral scenario (“You should think about everything”), she said an artist must give instructions “so everything is done the way he wants”.
“I want to have three Marinas,” she said when an audience member pushed her for details. “Of course, one is real and two fake because you can’t have three bodies. But I want these three Marinas buried in the three cities which I’ve lived [in] the longest, which is Belgrade, Amsterdam and New York.” Nobody would know where the real body was interred, she added.
Abramović was motivated to plan her service after attending the funeral of her friend, the author Susan Sontag, at Père Lachaise cemetery, Paris, in 2004.
“It was the saddest funeral I’ve been to in my life and she is one of the greatest human beings I have ever met. She was full of life, curious and just an incredible writer,” said Abramović. “I went back to New York and went straight to the lawyer and said my funeral is going to be like this. And then I made an entire script.”
Mourners would be made to dress in the artist’s trademark black “like a cockroach”, she joked, before revealing she would actually insist on bright colours, “even” pink.
“I want Antony [Hegarty] of Antony and the Johnsons, who is a great singer and friend of mine ... to sing I Did It My Way. He never said yes but I think he will be so sad that I die he will probably do it.”
Hegarty and Abramović starred opposite each other in Robert Wilson’s show The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, at the 2011 Manchester international festival, and Abramović was in the audience ofHegarty’s recent show at Dark Mofo festival in Hobart after launching her exhibition, Private Archaeology, at Mona.

In Sydney she spoke of the genesis of her art, the time she spent with Indigenous communities in the Western Australian desert, and her plans for the as-yet-unbuilt Marina Abramović institute in Hudson, New York – her “legacy” – where she will teach mindfulness exercises to the public.Her funeral plans echo a recent interview in Tasmania where she talked about the three parts of her personality: “The one Marina is very heroic. I just go for it. I don’t care how much pain inside. Then we have second Marina – very different, very spiritual, very emotional ... And then there is third one who really like bullshit.”
The institute will include a “blood bank”, a collection of blood samples from 250 of the most inspirational artists, philosophers, scientists and people from indigenous cultures, which will once a year be re-energised by a Brazilian shaman. The project was as yet “unrealised”, Abramović said.
“Now I have this long career of 45 years, I never look back,” she told the Sydney audience. “I only look in the future because when I look back, I think I should be dead by now.”
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