I can feel when the Ogoh-ogoh wakes up, because the spirits enter the body - you feel it. You feel the spirits when you’re making it.
People really responded to the ‘underground’ feeling - the dankness and this sense of things being fecund - and a space was being revealed to them that they’d never seen before, that’s exciting for our imagination.
The themes of our show are actually quite dark in and of themselves. Not dark in the sense of 'scary', but dark in the sense of coming from a space that is sort of hidden and out of the light.
It certainly helped to lift my profile. There were 32,000 visitors over the 10 days. That’s the kind of work that I like making, work that requires people to experience it.
Marina Abramovic to the art world is like Roger Federer to the tennis world. She is the most cutting-edge and she’s pushed all the boundaries. She’s paved a path for the contemporary performance artists of today. It’s an amazing opportunity.
It felt like a great opportunity to capture the heat generated and show that on the skin of the building. I love the idea of the art school being this furnace.