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Ulay and Marina Abramović, AAA AAA, 1978

1978, 9:52

This work shows half-length portraits of Abramović and Ulay standing opposite each other, looking at each other and producing a long sound with open mouths. In the course of the performance, which lasts fifteen minutes, they move ever closer to each other until they are yelling into each other’s open mouths. While in the beginning, they were breathing in at the same time and produced sounds of about the same duration, the rhythm sometimes changed: When one of them was breathing in, the other kept the sound going.