"This will be only the second time she’s spoken publicly."
This HBO documentary on the life and work of Marina Abramović, The Artist Is Present, which airs in Canada this month, will be of interest to performance art enthusiasts, to be sure, but should also be of interest to all the sceptics out there. You'll be convinced by what you see in the film -- people in tears, smiling, obviously moved.
So what makes a great artist? That you have a fever, that you are obsessed. And it's just total commitment. And lots of lonely hotel rooms. You know it's kind of a lonely life. This is why I couldn't have children, this is why I couldn't be married, I could not. It's like being a soldier.