"I Will open the door every morning and i will close the door every evening. What is going to happen, i have no idea."
The performance of Marina Abramovic 512 hours was a chance for the public to experiment time in a new way.
For the first time Marina interacts directly with the public using two powerful instruments: her body and time.
Time is the fil-rouge that pushes the narration of the documentary through a journey where minutes feel like hours and days feel like seconds. The feeling of dilatation or contraction of time is strictly connected to the experience of each and every person involved. The unique experience lived by Marina and the public was captured in a very discrete way by using remote cameras and spy cameras running 8 hours a day for the whole duration of the performance.
Although the depth of the emotions is unattainable, the interviews that some of the participants released together with Marina's Daily Diaries represent some powerful video material able to transmit the strength and intensity of the whole experiment. Marina's voice smoothly takes us through her impressions of the day: tiny little situations, details, that only she was able to perceive. Marina observes the public.
The direct testimony of a girl right at the end of her experience makes us perceive what kind of energies the performance awakened in her and how Marina was her guide to this journey. Marina and the public become one.