BODY LANGUAGE: Marina Abramović said she’s in talks with Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci to conceive a workshop challenging perceptions of fashion. “Look at fashion models, they have no emotion. It would be interesting to explore their relationship with their bodies,” the performance art pioneer said Friday at the Givenchy men’s show, sharing the front row with the likes of Jean-Paul Goude, Peter Dundas and Lou Doillon.
Abramović is also developing a theater piece with Bob Wilson on “the life and death of Marina Abramović,” due to open at the Manchester International Festival next summer. Also in the cards is a performance art project for London’s Serpentine Gallery for 2012, due to run in tandem with the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. “I’ll work with at least 250 bodies,” she said. Also taking in Givenchy was hip-hop dance sensation Les Twins. “We’re the world champions,” said Laurent Bourgeois, showing off a video of his dance moves on his new iPad. Added identical brother Larry, “We’re touring the world.”