In The Absence of The Sacred

“Dream Idyll (A Valkyrie)” (c.1902) — Edward Robert Hughes (1851 — 1914)

Marina Abramović, Rhythm 0 (1974)

In 1974, Marina Abramovic did a performance where she told visitors that she would not move for six hours, no matter what they did to her. She placed 72 objects on a table at her side that could be used to please or destroy, including flowers, a knife and a loaded gun. She invited visitors to use the objects as they wished.