512 Hours

music, sound design, mix // documentary by Adina Istrate & Giannina La Salvia


In Summer 2014, in a unique work created for the Serpentine, the internationally acclaimed artist Marina Abramović performed in the Gallery for the duration of her exhibition: 10am to 6pm, 6 days a week, attracting a total of 129,916 visitors.

Creating the simplest of environments in the Gallery spaces, Abramović’s only materials were herself, the audience and a selection of props. On arrival, visitors both literally and metaphorically left their baggage behind in order to enter the exhibition: bags, jackets, electronic equipment, watches and cameras were not permitted to accompany them. The public became the performing body, participating in the delivery of an unprecedented moment in the history of performance art.


Directors: Adina Istrate & Giannina La Salvia
Producer: Toybox Films


CPH:DOX Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival 2021, World Premiere