Tesla Electricity
Marina Abramovic, 2004, 64'46''

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In 'Tesla Electricity', Abramovic holds a so-called 'Tesla-coil' in her hand, through which, at certain moments, a flash of 35000 volt of electricity enters her body, which functions as transmitter. 'Tesla Electricity' is also part of the installation 'Count on Us'. Being highly associative in terms of its content, the installation 'Count on Us' refers to various issues that could be placed in a concrete political context, as for example the Kosovo war. According to Abramovic, the work is mostly to be considered an emotional response to political events, which indicates that she somehow tries to avoid narrativization, despite the rich symbolic vocabulary of this work.

  • Date: 2004
  • Length: 64'46''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA