MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ: In The Artist is Present, I perform every day for three months. The performance is really about presence. You have to be in the here and now, 100 percent.
GLENN LOWRY: Marina Abramović
MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ: I have the empty chair, so everybody from the audience can come on his free time and sit in the front of me, and engage in this kind of silence, experience of the here and now, the present moment.
So you can observe this as a kind of stage for experience. Or you can really enter that space and take active participation, which actually bring you much closer to the artist, and this presence, and to your own experience.
If you sit on this chair opposite of me, it's extremely important to actually find a very comfortable position and you don't move. Just sit motionless, and see what happen if we connect with our eyes. And I really think that it’s going to be something quite special to go into this unknown territory.
Because the energy coming from the audience I have to be transmitter and receiver in the same time; that energy just goes through me. And to be ready for the next visitor and the next one and the next one.