swordandfern:

Spring is near.. and it’s time for my annual adoring post on Gay art Hero, Derek Jarman and my obsession with his garden at Prospect Cottage in Dungeness, U.K. Both his birth and his death occurred in this month. His book about his garden was one of the first I read as a beginning landscape designer years ago and continues to inspire me in every aspect of my art making. It’s a memoir of his last days battling AIDS at his home near Kent. It’s a story that reflects his mastery of simplicity and and his passion for the backyard garden he designed and tended amongst old trainyards with an abandoned nuclear plant in the distance.Everything in the garden was built with old weathered, found pieces of wood, metal and ephemera from the surrounding area, and he successfully grew many species of perennials, shrubs, succulents, and annuals which spectacularly thrived despite the harsh and bleak conditions of the coastal region.—>EB

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La femme et la mort by Annette Messager, 2007Also

La femme et la mort by Annette Messager, 2007

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The Lips of Thomas by Marina Abramović, 1976

First performed in 1976, The Lips of Thomas heavily references both religion and communism; at its premiere, it similarly transformed the passive audience into actors. Abramović begins this performance with sticky, transubstantiated reverence, consuming more than two pounds of honey and a liter of wine. After whipping herself to numbness, she carves a five-pointed star into her stomach with a razor blade. Abramović then lays on a crucifix fashioned from blocks of ice, with a heater positioned over her stomach. As the star’s bleeding is hastened by warmth, the rest of her body begins to freeze.

At the 1976 premiere, the audience was unable to watch for more than half an hour. After 30 minutes, members of the audience retrieved Abramović from the crucifix and carried her off set. The two subsequent performances, in 1983 and 2005 have lasted significantly longer; in 2005, at the Guggenheim, the performance lasted for a full seven hours.

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Found via nearerthemoon. Posted Tuesday, January 15th, at 5:36 PM (∞).