The one deployed by Marina is a real meeting between design and meditation, a fusion that the artist prefers summarized as follows:
Put yourself in a condition of forced separation. A necessary separation from our everyday life. The important thing is not counting the seeds but to understand that, during the counting, the action is superfluous. The breath beats time.
A very simple, ironic and useless action for our western contemporary society. An action that is repeated in time becomes automatic. But not immediate. You need a concentration, in your body and your mind, that [does] not permit [you] to dissociate from yourself.
A deep and real unconscious consciousness. You do not think about yourself as the centre of the world. And at the same time the world fails. The confusing context, the thoughts and problems disappear. Around that prepared place there is a neutral / clear zero-zone, in which you are not attacked by anxiety and worries of everyday life.
As a viewer, you can immediately see a different strength. Libeskind’s table has been designed as an empty/neutral object, with sleeping forces that are activated by the simple different presence of the performers. The spirit is calm when you look at them.