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Video and Language/Video as Language

November 22 – December 30, 1987

 
Marina Abramovic and Ulay
Tiera Degli Dea Madre, 1984
16 min., color, mono
 
Abramovic and Ulay traveled to Sicily to continue their project of exploring time and place in relation to a culture and its people. Here their fluidly moving camera passes through a configuration of rocks and men to an interior of ornate furniture and motionless women, while an evocative hybrid language forms an hypnotic spoken accompaniment. As a study of contrasts ? male/female, interior/exterior, nature/civilization ? this tape also reveals the affinity of these people with their environment.
 

   
   
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