Erin / 29 / Adrian, MI / Assistant Professor Art
I’m backing this project because I believe in the Marina Abramovic Institute. As an emerging performance artist working with my own body, I feel so much of my craft is influenced by the work of Abramovic. As an educator, I use Abramovic’s work to show my students there are no limits to what the creative mind and body can accomplish. Her fearless and tireless pursuit of endurance performance art has not only inspired me as an artist, but as an individual. I dream of the opportunity to learn from her methods, to grow, and to be present in my actions. A place like this will only draw artists, performers, and viewers closer together. Art does not have to exclusive or elitist, and an institute like MAI will help make this work more accessible to the general public, by including them in the process.