Corner Time, 324hrs long durational performance commisioned by NEON + MAI
Despina Zacharopoulou, "Corner Time", a long durational performance commissioned by the NEON Organisation and the Marina Abramović Institut (MAI)
Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece, 10/03/2016 – 24/04/2016
This performance explores the mental spaces that open up during control exchange in human relationships. Over the course of seven weeks, for eight hours per day, the artist will “host” the audience in an enclosed space and perform a set of actions combining methods and goals drawn from practices of meditation, discipline and restriction. The goal of this piece is to create potent, experimental situations of control exchange while playing with the multiple functions of the gaze: a mechanism for introspection, surveillance, recognition and communication.
video by Tokomburu