In my work, all the transitory objects have one thing in common: they do not exist on their own; the public must interact with them . Some objects are there to empty the viewer, some to give energy, and some to make a mental departure possible.
The energy blanket is one of those objects which functions to give energy to the user. Marina Abramovic
Energy Blanket by Marina Abramovic for More Art is a functional art product that offers unique visual and practical stimuli for understanding Abramovic's concept of energy transference. The soft, white blanket features the artist's printed sketch of a radiant human form and includes magnets for contact with 14 of the body's energy points - vividly indicated in the sketch - so that the blanket may be used in conjunction with magnetic therapy. Magnetic therapy is a centuries -old wellness technique that is recognized and practiced around the world. Modern studies have shown that contact with static magnetic fields can increase blood flow. Improved circulation helps reduce pain and swelling and enables the body to perform its natural healing process.
For more information about magnetic therapy, go to www.nccam.nih.gov, the website of the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
About Marina Abramovic
born in 1946 in the former Yugoslavia, is one of the most seminal artists of our time. Beginning in the early 1970s, Abramovic pioneered the use of performance as a visual art form, focusing on the body as both her subject and medium. Exploring the physical and mental limits of her being, she has withstood pain, exhaustion, and dang er in her quest for emotional and spiritual transformation. She has exhibited and lectured worldwide. Among her many honors, she has been awarded the Golden Lion for Best Artist at the 1997 Venice Biennale and received the Bessie Award in 2003. Current and upcoming projects include a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, NY (2010), a theatre piece directed by Robert Wilson to premier in 2011, and the opening of the M.A.I (Marina Abramovic Institute) in 2012.
(Text by More art 2010)
Product Fact Sheet
Name: Energy Blanket by Marina Abramovic for More Art
Energy Blanket is an art product resulting from Marina Abramovic's work with energy transference. The
blanket is printed with the artist's sketch of the human form and some of its energy points. Magnets are
provided so that the blanket may be used in conjunction with magnetic therapy.
List of Contents
1 Blanket, 78" h x 42" w, polyester
1 Pouch, 16" h x 33" w, polyester
16 Neodymium Magnets (2 extra magnets included), 112" diameter
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