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“The proposition here is just empty yourself. Be able to be in the present time. Put your mind here and now, and then something emotional open, and that’s what we’re looking for.
In performance you have to have emotional approach. It’s a kind of direct energy dialogue with the public and the performer and if you are performing in that way ~ that you are there ~ it is 100% there is emotional moment arrive to everybody. There’s no way out. Everybody feel it.
Artists have to be warrior, have to have this determination, and have to have the stamina to conquer not just new territory but also to conquer himself [sic] and his weaknesses.
So it doesn’t matter what kind of work you are doing as an artist. The most important is from which state of mind you’re doing what you’re doing.”
~ Marina Abramovic