Ann Hamilton made a picture of me today! #artistladycrush #annhamilton #ohiosisters #ohio #adaa #parkavenuearmory (at The Art Show)
My greatest filmic moments all stuffed into a 2.5 minute reel. Take a peek!
This is what Tracy Chapman looks like while watching my Film. #tracychapman #aportraitofmarinaabramovic #marinaabramovic #sundancefilmfestival #sundance #legend #childhoodhero #icancomehomenow Photo by @____gingersnap @visionaireworld (at New Frontier on Main)
Screening #2: Salt Lake City #aportraitofmarinaabramovic #marinaabramovic #sundancefilmfestival #sundance @visionaireworld @matthewshattuck @mikeberlucchi @hudsonmai Poster Design by @wilkerton (at Broadway Centre Theater)
Today my film “130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramovic” premiered at the Sundance Film festival. Here my bitchen film team saves me a seat while i introduce the project to the audience. @mikeberlucchi @jameskaliardos @____gingersnap #ceciliadean photo by @Matthewshattuck #aportraitofmarinaabramovic #marinaabramovic #sundancefilmfestival #sundance #newfrontier #utah #parkcity #3D (at Library Center Theatre)
First viewing of my film on the Oculus Rift 3D headset. #holyshit #disconnect #trippy #hairpartdownthemiddle #myitaliannosedidntfit regram from @____gingersnap (at New Frontier on Main)
I’m official #allaccess #aportraitofmarinaabramovic #marinaabramovic #sundancefilmfestival (at Shooting Star)
In the event you were unable to be in Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach for the installation of my 3D project 130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramović in the “Jewel Box” at The National YoungArts Foundation,here are some images to show you how it turned out.
Stayed tuned for updates on this work from Sundance and upcoming installations of the film in New York, Toronto, Hong Kong and others.
Behind the scenes of “Try to make a fire start again” for @Dawn Landes new album. Look for it in January. #newwork #dawnlandes #trytomakeafirestartagain #film #onetake (at Off Hollywood)
I’m thrilled to report, my first 3D film, “130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramovic” is an official selection of The Sundance Film Festival. See you in January Park City!
In “130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramović” Matthu Placek sets Abramović in the center of an expansive, crumbling building that will become the Marina Abramović Institute, a space serving as the performance artist’s legacy and marked with history. As the camera pans out, figure and environment fuse, invoking the arc of the artist’s life, her transitional state, and the promise of renewal. Placek commissioned an original score based on an ancient Greek song, translated and recorded by Serbian singer Svetlana Spajic and arranged by music producer Thomas Bartlett that recalls the cycle of birth, maturity, decay, and rebirth.
“130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramović” is 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 artists as they interact with surroundings meaningful to each of them. 3D cinematography enhances the intimacy of the vignettes, further collapsing the space between the viewer and the subjects’ essential natures.
Director MATTHU PLACEK moved to New York City from Ohio in 1997 to study photography. Since then, he has cultivated his interests in the performing and fine arts through collaborating with notable contemporary artists such as Marina Abramović, Vanessa Beecroft, Jonah Bokaer, Terence Koh, Brice Marden, Yoko Ono, Richard Prince, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, and Dana Shutz. Placek’s individual and collaborative work has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC, The Kitchen, Deitch Projects, Mary Boone Gallery, and Galleria Lia Rumma. “130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramović” marks the international premiere of Matthu Placek’s first major work.
Subject MARINA ABRAMOVIĆ is the internationally celebrated pioneer of performance art who was the subject of a blockbuster retrospective in 2010 at The Museum of Modern Art in NYC. She is best known for works that explore the physical limitations of the body, as well as the body’s potential to be a vehicle for spiritual transformation.
Executive Producers VisionaireFILM (Cecilia Dean, James Kaliardos, and Adam Whitney Nichols) is a new venture of Visionaire, the “creative think tank” behind the collectible limited-edition art and fashion publication that features internationally renowned artists, photographers, filmmakers, and cultural icons. Since 1991, Visionaire has been working with the highest caliber of talent across every medium, breaking the rules for over 20 years. With “130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramović”, Visionaire launches its film division, taking what they have done in print to the moving image. VisionaireFILM presents “130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramović” in association with Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the National YoungArts Foundation.