"Spirit of Mozart", Marina Abramovic
3rd art project Salzburg Walk of Modern Art - Würth Collection: Marina Abramovic, "Spirit of Mozart" (2004) at Staatsbrücke
In "Spirit of Mozart", the performance and video artist Marina Abramovic presents an interactive sculpture consisting of an ensemble of chairs made of stainless steel. An enormous fifteen-metre-high chair is surrounded by eight further ones, which passers-by are invited to use. They are an invitation to sit quietly and contemplate in a place in town that is pulsating with activity.
Here is what Marina Abramovic says about her work: "In the heart of Salzburg, bustling with activity, I wanted to create a place of contemplation and dedicate it to the spirit of Mozart. The spirit is something invisible, but if you erect a seat for it, the invisible becomes visible. Anyone who sits and thinks long enough will be able to enter into a connection with invisible forces."