New Marina Abramovic movie explores Brazil’s sacred rituals

In The Space In Between – Marina Abramovic and Brazil, Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic travels throughout Brazil in search of the spiritual forces of nature that are found deep-rooted in the culture of native Brazilians. On this revealing journey, Abramovic met, interacted and rejoiced with healers, shamans, sages, and sects, introducing her to their sacred rituals and creative process experiences.

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Photo: Marco Anelli

The project is a mix between road movie, direct cinema, recorded performances, and ethnographic film. More than three thousand miles were covered, encompassing a wide range of geographic and cultural hotspots, exploring the Brazilian exuberant nature and documenting healing experiences as the ones performed by the medium João de Deus in Abadiânia, in the state of Goiás; the ceremonies and incorporations of Vale do Amanhecer, in Brasília; the ayahuasca rituals in Chapada Diamantina, and the powerful religious syncretism of Salvador, Bahia. The documentary follows Abramovic through a profound introspective journey of memories, pain, and past experiences.

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you for bringing this beautifully filmed to the public. We should all open our heart and mind to the wonderfully unkown and spiritual. John of God has been one of Brazil’s main spiritual attraction for years. But there is still much more to be explored and shown. The amazing story of Lisa Melman’s ultimate transition under the entities of john of god is mindboggling!


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