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Marina Abramovic

The most authentic thing you can ever see

is a woman dying for art right in front of you;

with Michelangelo’s hands and queen’s hair

she speaks directly to you and

she is devoted like a black lamb

 

If you don’t believe this,

strip naked and

try not appear pornographic

while the audience stares at your genitals

 

If you don’t believe this

give up reproduction

 

If you don’t believe this

abandon comfort,

menstruation and

the certainty of morning acts of love

 

If you don’t believe this

while you abuse your children

go back to your own childhood and

face your spiteful mum,

and see if you know who you really are

 

If you don’t believe this

get rid of false security

and become unsure that you are heading anywhere

 

Although you might like to be her now

she won’t ever want to be like you

because you tremble constantly

 

Free yourself of everything

and

just be,

not something that you are

but

something that you are not

 

if you ever intend to be

real

 

……………………………………………………..

 

 

Najstvarnija stvar koju uopšte možete da vidite

to je žena koja upravo umire u umetnosti

sa Mikelanđelovim rukama i kosom kraljice,

ona izravno vama govori

posvećena kao crno jagnje

 

ako ne verujete,

skinite se i

probajte da ne budete porno

dok publika gleda vaše organe za razmnožavanje

 

ako ne verujete,

probajte da se odreknete razmnožavanja

 

ako ne verujete,

oslobodite se udobnosti,

sigurne menstruacije i

izvesnosti jutarnjih ljubavi

 

ako ne verujete,

dok zlostavljate vašu decu

vratite se u detinjstvo i

suočite se sa vašom pakosnom mamom,

pa zagledajte da li uopšte znate ko ste?

 

ako ne verujete,

oslobodite se lažne sigurnosti i

budite nesigurni da bilo kuda stižete

 

iako vi sada želite da budete ona,

znajte da ona nikada ne bi bila vi,

jer vi ste u večitoj strepnji

 

oslobodite se svega

i

samo budite

ne to što jeste

nego

nešto što niste

 

ako nameravate da ikada budete

stvarni

 

Translated by the author and Pansy Maurer Alvarez

 

Sanja Nikolic

 

 

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