9.12: RE-PERFORMANCE: MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ - Freeing the Memory (1975)

Freeing Series (1975)

  • Freeing the Voice: 25, and 26, November at 2.00 pm
  • Freeing the Memory: 2, 3, and 9, December at 2.00 pm
  • Freeing the Body: 10, 16, and 17, December at 2.00 pm

Marina Abramović said goodbye to her background with a series of performance works, when she had decided to leave Belgrade. In Freeing the Voice, she shouts until she loses her voice. In Freeing the Memory, she reels off all the words that come to mind in Serbian, until she can’t think of any more. In Freeing the Body, she dances to a drum beat with a shawl covering her face until she collapses from exhaustion. The work has been reperformed twice before.

Marina Abramović, Freeing the Voice: Performance, 3 hours. Student Cultural Center. © Marina Abramovic. Courtesy of the Marina Abramovic Archives.