Luminosity

Luminosity

A naked white woman sits balanced on a bicycle seat, her feet not touching the ground.
Photo from Marina Abramovic/Sean Kelly Gallery

Marina Abramovic
1997

Performance
Sitting on a bicycle seat, my feet not touching the ground, the intensity of light slowly increases in the space.
October 1997
Performance, 2 hours

Sunday June 11th – 4:30am

Meet at the Northeast corner of Hudson Street & West 13th Street, Manhattan
Look for the docent/guide wearing the hot pink scarf.

Tuesday June 13th – 8:00pm

Meet at the Southwest corner of 2nd Avenue & East 4th Street, Manhattan
Look for the docent/guide wearing the hot pink scarf.

What happens when the rising light is natural? Or provided as a public service? When the bicycle seat is attached to a bicycle? When the body is trans? When the whole sequence happens in public?

Duration: 2 hours

Abramović Program (as distributed at performances)

A trans woman with two braids, wearing only a see-through black wrap, sitting on a parked Citibike, from the side along the line of Citibikes, lit by nighttime streetlights    A trans woman with two braids, wearing only a see-through black wrap, sitting on a parked Citibike, from the side, arms slightly spread, lit by nighttime streetlights and traffic signals

A trans woman with two braids, wearing only a see-through black wrap, sitting on a parked Citibike, from the front, head raised, lit by nighttime streetlights    A trans woman with two braids, wearing only a see-through black wrap, sitting on a parked Citibike, from the side, silhouetted against pre-dawn traffic

A trans woman with two braids, wearing only a see-through black wrap, sitting on a parked Citibike, from the front, arms slightly spread, in pre-dawn lght      A trans woman with two braids, wearing only a see-through black wrap, sitting on a parked Citibike, from behind, arms slightly spread, in pre-dawn glow from a lobby

A trans woman with two braids, wearing only a see-through black wrap, sitting on a parked Citibike, from the front, head bowed, in pre-dawn light      A trans woman with two braids, wearing only a see-through black wrap, sitting on a parked Citibike, from the front, head raised, in dawn sun

A trans woman with two braids, wearing only a see-through black wrap, sitting on a parked Citibike, from the side, leaning slightly back, in dawn light      A trans woman with two braids, wearing only a see-through black wrap, sitting on a parked Citibike, from behind, head bowed, in dawn light

A trans woman with two braids, wearing only a see-through black wrap, sitting on a parked Citibike, from the side along the line of parked bikes, in early morning sun      A trans woman with two braids, wearing only a see-through black wrap, sitting on a parked Citibike, from the front, arms slightly spread, in early morning sun

A trans woman with two braids, wearing only a see-through black wrap, sitting on a parked Citibike, from the side, silhouetted against an empty early morning street