Marina Abramovic is busy creating new work for her solo show at London’s Royal Academy of Arts in 2020, and is now collaborating with the art-tech company Factum Arte to become a conductor of electricity.
The company is building a machine to charge her with one million volts with a Dorset goat farmer and an engineer named Dwight Perry. The aim is for Abramovic to charge herself to the extent that she is able to extinguish a flame from a metre away.
“I am 71 years old, I am in the last part of my life, very conscious of making this transition. I think that when you die you do not go to darkness, but to light. What we are going to try to create is a way to make myself disappear in the light”