8 Lessons on Emptiness with a Happy End (Channel 04)
Marina Abramovic, 2008, 30'00''

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Channel 4 is the fourth screen from the left. The short fragments on this channel also alternate between children playing war games and long, static shots of wildlife in Laos. On channel 4, Abramovic broadcasts a few fragments that can also be seen on the other screens. The opening scene of a waterfall is followed up by a more confrontational image: two young girls in soldier’s clothes stand side by side and motionless next to each other on a chair both holding up the same large rifle. After a few more shots of these children Abramovic returns to nature and finishes the segment, again with long static shots of a tree and a waterfall.

  • Date: 2008
  • Length: 30'00''
  • Type: Channel
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA