Marina Abramović’s first virtual reality piece Rising (2018), produced by Acute Art, addresses climate change by transporting viewers to witness the effects of rising sea levels. Wearing an immersive headset, viewers enter an intimate virtual space, where they come face-to-face with the artist who beckons from within a glass tank slowly filling with water. Visitors are invited to make contact with the virtual Abramović, finding themselves surrounded by a dramatic scene of melting polar ice caps. Abramović urges viewers to reconsider their impact on the world around them, asking them to choose whether or not to save her from drowning by pledging to support the environment.
In collaboration with Acute Art
Sponsored by Acute Art
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Image credit: Marina Abramović, still from Rising. Courtesy of Acute Art.