And, because Abramović's work so thoroughly influences our philosophy, we were thrilled to get an exclusive video of her talking about something that's part of our work: fashion. In this never-before-seen clip, Abramović talks about how fashion saved her from a broken heart when she was 40. She says that after her 12-year relationship ended, she experienced a depression so severe that she felt "fat, ugly, and unwanted." It wasn't until she had a successful art sale and bought some new clothes in Paris — trousers, a jacket, and a white shirt, to be exact — that her self-confidence returned. She says, "I understood that it's not any crime to love fashion, to like to be dressed in a certain way to feel good." We couldn't agree more.
Check out this exciting video, and then head on over to her Kickstarter page. There's only a few days left in the fundraiser to create the Marina Abramović Institute, a center dedicated to the presentation and preservation of long durational work. It's met its goal of $600,000, but we think it deserves all the monetary love that can be rounded up.
Directed and Edited by Noah Blumenson-Cook