From 2012 to 2015 legendary artist Marina Abramović travelled through Brazil in search of personal healing, esoteric experience and artistic inspiration. The route is comprised of poignant encounters with healers and sages from the Brazilian countryside, exploring the limits between art and spirituality.
Brazilian director Marco Del Fiol, who documented this unusual trip, promises a mix of road-movie and spiritual thriller.
The film features healing sessions with the medium John of God in Abadiania, herb healers in Chapada dos Veadeiros, spiritual rituals at Vale do Amanhecer in Brasilia, the strength of religious syncretism in Bahia, ayahuasca in Chapada Diamantina, shamanic processes in Curitiba and energy of crystals in Minas Gerais. This external trip triggers in Marina a profound introspective journey through memories, pain and past experiences.
Marco Del Fiol, has also filmed the work of important contemporary artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Isaac Julien and Marepe.
The Space in Between: Marina Abramović and Brazil
Dir. Marco Del Fiol, 86 minutes, Brazil, 2016
This screening is organized in collaboration with PERFORM Festival of Films about Art