“…Two days before her BULLETT photo shoot, on a national holiday in Spain, Marina Abramovi? writes an email from her suite at the Tryp Madrid Ambassador Hotel requesting the following items: “1 oversize white men’s button-up shirt, 1 simple large glass of water, 1 white candle, and 1 very sexy man in a tuxedo (whom I can potentially carry around).” These are, of course, perfectly reasonable requests, but there are more. Abramovi? would also like “2 ravens and 1 eagle and 1 baby tiger.”
After the shoot, where, by some small miracle, she was greeted with a menagerie of zoo animals and a body-hairless model named Alejandro, she calls during a break from rehearsing for her latest performance, The Life and Death of Marina Abramovi?, a biographical quasi-opera that premiered last year as part of the 2011 Manchester International Festival. (The Madrid version ran from April 11 to 22.) “The raven is a symbol of bad news and death, the small tiger is an image of strength, and the eagle is an image of power,” she says. “Each of these elements represents the Fall of Man, but everything that is negative has a positive side. Everything that is black is also white. I am so many things at the same time.”…”
If you don’t know her, Marina Abramovic is a Sagittarian Performance who is a few years past her SECOND Saturn Return. Yes peeps she is 65.
And clearly a totes individuated woman. She has Sun and Mars in Saggo opposite Uranus in Gemini, Moon in Aquarius, Mercury-Venus-Jupiter in Scorpio and Saturn-Pluto in Leo. A lot of these are technically ‘hard’ aspects (Mars opp Uranus, Saturn square her Scorp stuff etc) but as you can see, you polish these up enough and they come out great.
Sometimes i think being batshit insane in that high-functioning Uranian-Aquarian way IS the secret to ageless aging or whatever we call it. What do you think?