Monday, March 29th, 2010
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Marina Abramović's Day-Long Doppelganger at MoMA

AWKWARDSIES!"I thought time was flying by. Then time stopped. I lost track of everything. No hunger. No itching. No pain. I couldn't feel my hands." (via)

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Ok, this gives me an excuse to post a link to the video "Balkan Erotic Epic" by Marina Aramovic, which is one of the most fascinating things I've ever seen.

WARNING: It is NOT AT ALL safe for work! (Also, you have to be registered on Dailymotion to view it.)

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xk7m0_balkan-erotic-epic-marina-abramovic_creation

Oh, we used to have staring contents in jr. high, but this is like a pro-level, David Blaine-y staring contest.

KarenUhOh (#19)

"I dreamt of screaming 'BOOGA BOOGA!!' at her, and I swear, her soul cracked up."

En Vague (#82)

It's always been my personal mission to challenge Vito Acconci to a wank-off.

HiredGoons (#603)

I was there for the doppleganger as well – I also took my friend yesterday and this like four-year old kid sat perfectly still across from her for like ten minutes, until the escort came and told him his time was up.

When he got up to leave everyone in the Atrium started clapping, and Marina bowed her head and smiled, she looked like she wanted to just start crying with joy.

I'm getting choked up right now just thinking about.

HiredGoons (#603)

Okay, the second photo in the link was basically right where I was – I specifically remember those people (older lady stripey shirt).

Rad.

THAT is AMAZING.

HiredGoons (#603)

It was fucking TRANSCENDENT. It seriously helped me get out of a bout of 'the blues' I've been having for a spell.

Also, the rest of the exhibit on the 6th floor is absolutely inspiring.

Woman is really amazing.

NicFit (#616)

My sister and I used to do "no laugh races" when we were kids, but then she would flair her nostrils and I would lose it.

Maevemealone (#968)

I used to play "who can keep their eyes closed the longest" when my nieces got screamy in the car. Shut them up for at least an hour, minus the zzzzzzzzzz sounds.

wb (#2,214)

Are they wearing Snuggies?

Pandemic Endemic (#3,825)

Smuggies.

wb (#2,214)

All jokes aside, this is AMAZING. And I've only read the first few paragraphs.

gregorg (#30)

I'm excited for her and all, but hogging The Marina all day *on a weekend*? She's lucky she made it out without getting pummeled by the rest of the acolytes in line.

gotham (#1,572)

I'm a big fan of the Marina exhibit but this girl pisses me off! talk about back biting. what is the message here? I'm better at being you than you are? I have no identity therefore I'm trying to steal yours? whose ego is bigger yours or mine?
I feel bad Marina had to sit across and look at that ALL day long.

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