The blogger is present
It may have escaped your notice, but I've been away for the last little while. I've come back and hit the ground running, though, having had the great fortune to sit down with Marina Abramovic for about an hour this morning. The story (hurried, too hurried) will be in the paper tomorrow, but in the meantime, I have to say this is one of the best experiences I've had on the job since, well, I don't know when. I think I may be an acolyte, try as I might to resist. Abramovic has that effect, I hear.
In any case, she's in town for the Reel Artists Film Festival with "The Artist Is Present," a documentary about her exhibition, and piece, of the same name that became a sensation at MoMA a couple of years ago. The fancy people gala is tomorrow night (Wednesday) but it re-screens on Sunday. It's a great film, in my humble opinion, so see it if you can. If you can't, don't worry; with the accolades it's receiving, it'll be released in theatres before long.
Photo: Keith Beaty/Toronto Star