USA/2012/106mins/15. Dir: Matthew Akers. With Marina Abramovic, James Franco, Ulay.
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her limits — and at times risking her life in the process — she creates performances that challenge, shock and move.
This documentary follows Abramovic as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major new retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art. To be given a retrospective at one of the world’s premier museums is the most exhilarating sort of milestone. For Marina, it is far more: it is the chance to finally silence the question she has been hearing for four decades: "But why is this art?"
"an easy way in for viewers unaware of Abramovic’s work, while easily illuminating enough to satisfy her enthusiastic fanbase" - Screen International
+ Come Along Do: Post-film discussion in Media Point
This in-depth and lively discussion takes the film as a starting point to explore art and film practice.
Come Along Do will discuss Marina Abramovic after the 6.15pm screening of The Artist is Present on Mon 9 July. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.