The performances of this woman leave no one indifferent. People either admire her, or consider her performances something creepy, out of human perception. However, the peak of Serbian artist Marina Abramovic was her performance named “Rhythm 0”, that exceeded all her previous experiments.
The painter, known for her ambiguous pranks, decided to test the borders of human permissiveness.
The point of the experiment was to allow people to do with Abramovic whatever they want within six hours. The woman herself couldn’t imagine what people are capable of, at the absence of punishment.
The artist stood in front of the table on which 72 items were placed. While some of them could give pleasure, others caused pain. Initially people were kind and polite. They kissed her, gave flowers or stroked her. However, not being rebuffed, they went further.
Some started to harass, one man even cut her throat and drank her blood. But when one of those present put a loaded pistol on her head, a fight started. Marina was so engaged in the process that she allowed them to do anything with her.
Abramovic remembers the end of the experiment with tears in her eyes.
“At the end, when I went towards them, naked, with cuts on my body, they literally ran out of the room. They realized that I had come to life, and quit being their toy anymore”.