You knew it was coming, and here it is — a Marina Abramović-inspired bloody rampage. What’s this? A new video from New York’s own Antony Hegarty and the first one to go is Willem Dafoe. See his secretary interrupt moody office tedium and make boss Dafoe gurgle and sputter from the gaping hole in his throat. Cut the World. It’s a very literal video.
It all becomes clearer when the heroine runs into Abramović and the other blade-armed women in the hallway. Directed by Nabil. Rid of the mens. Wait, isn’t the diva of all performance art hosting a women only lecture in London this month? Now it makes sense. Oh, no, she’s still not feminist, as she repeatedly says, because see, her female mother was an awful totalitarian. But if we learned anything from the Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present documentary, it’s only by exorcising Ulay from her life and their collaborative projects did Marina find Marina and her artistic strength and so on, and so forth. So, kill all the men!
The song was originally composed for Robert Wilson’s play “The Life and Death of Marina Abramović.” It’s quite melancholy, like dripping-tears-into-the-eyes-of-the-man-you-just-killed melancholy. So here’s Antony’s voice in a lighter form. And take a tissue. It’s ok. It’s ok.