Transitory Objects

The Transitory Objects for Human Use serve to connect the public to Marina Abramović’s experience and practice of long-durational performance. Providing a meditative focus, these objects introduce the visitors to the core material of the artist’s practice: concentration and transcendence. These sculptures are strongly connected with Abramović’s faith in power objects as self-healing and empowering devices for the mind and body. Since the artist’s visit to Brazil in the late 1980s, she has experimented with crystals and other materials in an attempt to understand and respond to their various properties.