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INSTALLATION FILM: 130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramović at GOVERNORS ISLAND from Matthu Placek on Vimeo.

GOVERNORS ISLAND, Fort Jay - A 3D film installation by Matthu Placek made its highly anticipated New York City opening within Fort Jay, a national monument on Governors Island. The installation was FREE and open
to the public by appointment on September 25th & 28th 2014.

130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramovic is artist Matthu Placek’s debut work in his series of 3D video portraits.
The moving portraits extend Placek’s ongoing pursuit to immortalize his subjects’ past, present, and
future in a single composition. Shot in one take and without dialogue, these short films offer rare, uninterrupted
moments with subjects as they interact with symbolic surroundings. 3D cinematography enhances
the intimacy of the vignettes, further collapsing the space between the viewer and the subjects’ essential
natures. At the core of Placek’s artistic practice is a considered admiration for his sitters.

Groups of 6 people descended the ramp to the “magazine” every 15 minutes. The exploration of this site,
normally closed to the public was accompanied by a 7 minute sound installation reminiscent of the film’s
score. The meditative violin score ushered each visitor to a private space of their own where they viewed the 7 minute film in full stereoscopic 3D.

And that’s a wrap! Cecilia approves. Thank you to new friends and old who came out to experience my work. I am grateful for your time and commitment. ❤️ @visionaireworld @matthewshattuck @____gingersnap @slimeslam @brianrobles @joeyfeeling #governorsisland #aportraitofmarinaabramovic #marinaabramovic #130919 #nyc @youngarts  (at Governer’s Island)

And that’s a wrap! Cecilia approves. Thank you to new friends and old who came out to experience my work. I am grateful for your time and commitment. ❤️ @visionaireworld @matthewshattuck @____gingersnap @slimeslam @brianrobles @joeyfeeling #governorsisland #aportraitofmarinaabramovic #marinaabramovic #130919 #nyc @youngarts (at Governer’s Island)

120412 Balloons, Umbrellas and Snow (Michael) So this kid’s new album came out today. He’s awesome, the album’s awesome and it’s the Autumnal Equinox. Awesome. Buy this album without hesitation. Michael photographed on April 12th 2012 #trustme Bravo @perfumegenius #perfumegenius #toobright #balloonsumbrellasandsnow #120412 #nyc #matthuplacek

120412 Balloons, Umbrellas and Snow (Michael) So this kid’s new album came out today. He’s awesome, the album’s awesome and it’s the Autumnal Equinox. Awesome. Buy this album without hesitation. Michael photographed on April 12th 2012 #trustme Bravo @perfumegenius #perfumegenius #toobright #balloonsumbrellasandsnow #120412 #nyc #matthuplacek

130919 • A PORTRAIT OF MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ / NEW YORK CITY INSTALLATION from Matthu Placek on Vimeo.

New York, NY - A 3D film installation by Matthu Placek will make its highly anticipated New York City
opening within Fort Jay, a national monument on Governors Island. The installation is FREE and open
to the public by appointment on September 25th & 26th between the hours of 10:45AM – 5:30PM and
September 27th & 28th between the hours of 10:45AM - 6:30PM. Reservations can be made for free at

130919.eventbrite.com

130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramovic is artist Matthu Placek’s debut work in his series of 3D video portraits.
The moving portraits extend Placek’s ongoing pursuit to immortalize his subjects’ past, present, and
future in a single composition. Shot in one take and without dialogue, these short films offer rare, uninterrupted
moments with subjects as they interact with symbolic surroundings. 3D cinematography enhances
the intimacy of the vignettes, further collapsing the space between the viewer and the subjects’ essential
natures. At the core of Placek’s artistic practice is a considered admiration for his sitters.

International Premiere of my 3D moving portrait, 130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramovic at the Toronto International Film festival ya’all! #tiff14 #tiff #torontofilmfestival #toronto #torontointernationalfilmfestival #aportaitofmarinaabramovic #marinaabramovic #visionairefilm @visionaireworld @hudsonmai #matthuplacek #3D #dolby #major Photo by @danielkukla  (at TIFF Bell Lightbox)

International Premiere of my 3D moving portrait, 130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramovic at the Toronto International Film festival ya’all! #tiff14 #tiff #torontofilmfestival #toronto #torontointernationalfilmfestival #aportaitofmarinaabramovic #marinaabramovic #visionairefilm @visionaireworld @hudsonmai #matthuplacek #3D #dolby #major Photo by @danielkukla (at TIFF Bell Lightbox)

Much congratulations in advice to the brave and daring Jules de Balincourt on his upcoming show at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac opening on September 6th in Paris.
Don’t miss this show if you are on the other side of the pond and send me a picture of the installation would you?!
Jules de Balincourt photographed by Matthu Placek in Brooklyn, NY on June 29th 2012.

Much congratulations in advice to the brave and daring Jules de Balincourt on his upcoming show at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac opening on September 6th in Paris.

Don’t miss this show if you are on the other side of the pond and send me a picture of the installation would you?!

Jules de Balincourt photographed by Matthu Placek in Brooklyn, NY on June 29th 2012.

My very best wishes to the proud new parents of a new baby boy who came into this world on Saturday August 9th 2014 weighing 7 pounds 10 ounces and 20” long. 
Congratulations to my sweet friends Dana Schutz and Ryan Johnson.
Dana Schutz photographed by Matthu Placek on February 21st 2013 in Brooklyn New York

My very best wishes to the proud new parents of a new baby boy who came into this world on Saturday August 9th 2014 weighing 7 pounds 10 ounces and 20” long. 

Congratulations to my sweet friends Dana Schutz and Ryan Johnson.

Dana Schutz photographed by Matthu Placek on February 21st 2013 in Brooklyn New York