Long Durational Performance—2016
Performed as part of AS ONE | NEON + MAI
In this relentless exploration of human limits, Elena Antoniou makes a journey through space that is linked conceptually to the journeys undertaken by millions of people across the globe in our day and age, who are risking their lives in the search of a new start. A route delineated by a twenty-centimetre-wide white line that runs throughout the spaces of the Benaki Museum forms the predetermined path followed by the artist for eight hours. Moments of exhaustion, failure, repetition, movement, deconstruction, silence, immobility, great pause, waiting, action and emotion provide her with the time and space she needs to experience this internal journey with no final destination.
CONCEPT AND PERFORMANCE Elena Antoniou // CURATED BY Marina Abramovic, Serge Le Borgne & Paula Garcia // COMMISSIONED AND PRODUCED BY NEON + Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI) for the exhibition AS ONE at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece