World celebrated performance artist Marina Abramović goes on a spiritualist street trip through Brazil, attempting to mend a broken heart while investigating the limits amongst workmanship and deep sense of being.
"I can deal with physical pain," says Marina Abramovic, whose well-known career in performance art has sometimes tested the limits of her body. "Emotional pain gives me trouble." And so it is that this star of contemporary art takes a tourt hroughout the esoteric rituals of Brazil, search to rebound from four years of suffering and heartbreak. Neither an art documentary nor a scholarly look at faith-healing treatments, Marco Del Fiol's The Space in Between: Marina Abramovic and Brazil will likely disappoint most viewers who walk in expecting one or the other. Festival auds who approach it with the same fuzzy "open to the universe" attitude as its star, though, may be more appreciative.
"Maria Callas died from a broken heart," Abramovic says untimely on here, worrying that "I don't want it to happen to me." So after duration in which she experienced "two big loves" and "the second really broke my heart," the artist has organized a road trip to try various healing techniques in Brazil — from herb and crystal treatments to visits with famous "psychic surgeon" John of God and, of course, an encounter or two with the hipster-attracting psychedelic drug ayahuasca.
Since the late 1980's Marina Abramović has been an incessant guest to Brazil, concentrate land arrangements and precious stones, which have enormously motivated her work as a craftsman. In this film Abramović goes more distant than at any other time, going by "spots of force" and sharing in consecrated, some of the time distressful customs, keeping in mind the end goal to fuel her inventive procedure. Parallel to the undertaking, the mission for the convergences amongst otherworldly existence and workmanship starts a reflective and individual adventure through agony and memory for the craftsman. The film debuted at South by Southwest Film Festival, the main remote film named for best narrative element. Different assignments incorporate London, Moscow and Durban worldwide film celebrations and in addition Sydney Underground Festival and Biografilm Festival.
Production company: Casa Redonda
Director-executive producer: Marco Del FIol
Screenwriters: Fabiana Werneck Barcinski, Marco Del Fiol, Marina Abramovic
Producers: Jasmin Pinho, Minom Pinho
Director of photography: Caue Ito
Editors: Marco Korodi, Marco Del Fiol
Composer: O Grivo