“We are talking about something which is really capturing performance in its essence”
Art and technology combine for the world’s first mixed-reality exhibition featuring Marina Abramović, the pioneering performance artist, and the presentation of her performance: ‘The Life’ (a wearable augmented experience).
The Life is a performance piece, lasting 19 minutes, that builds on the artist’s long-standing fascination with the notion of material absence. The use of mixed reality allows Abramović to further explore how to use her own body as subject and object, mapping new territory at the intersection of technology and performance.
‘A hundred years beyond when anybody who ever knew [Marina] was alive, there will be people who will see her walk into the room and will feel that sense of connection, of human experience,’ adds Todd Eckert, the founder of Tin Drum, the Mixed Reality production team behind ‘The Life’.