Body cinema: Dangerous Games by Marina Abramovic

July 26, 2009

Finding an performance artist who hasn’t been influenced or don’t have a deep respect to the work of Marina Abramovic would be like searching for a needle in a haystack, really. Marina Abramovic, the Queen of Performance Art… I couldn’t believe it when I found online her short experimental film Dangerous Games.

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Marina Abramovic: The Family III (c)

I saw this film in Spring at Human Rights Film Festival, where it was screened as a part of the collective film Project ‘Stories on Human Rights’. It’s an omnibus of short films by filmmakers, artists and writers created with an aim to commemorate 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

marina_abramovic.jpgMarina Abramovic: The Family III (c)

Synopsis:
Toting guns and dressed in camouflage gear, an army of children play war games. The reality: war is not a game for over 300,000 children worldwide who are direct participants in armed conflicts. The film, created and produced by ART for The World is born under the auspices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and supported by the European Commission, French Government and SESC, Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a long feature composed by 22 short movies by filmmakers and artists from all over the world.

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Marina Abramovic: The Family III (c)

Each short (documentary, fiction, drama, comedy, etc.) is based on one of the major themes highlighted in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: culture, development, dignity and justice, environment, gender and participation. (synopsis taken from www.cultureunplugged.com)

5 Comments
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  • November 20, 2009 @ 5:00 pm

    This movie is truly a heart render. I do not know about Marina Abramovic before, but I salute her for her work that has a deep message for all of us. Thanks for sharing.

    November 23, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

    Thanks for locating that stuff! I wish I'd found those so I could have given them shout-outs in the piece!

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