Rest Energy - “The Other” (1980)
‘Rest Energy’ (January/August 1980, Filmstudio, Amsterdam) is the second work in this series of four. Ulay and Abramovic draw a large bow and arrow, one holding each side. The arrowhead is pointing at Abramovic’s heart. The slightest movement could be fatal. Microphones on their clothes pick up their quickening heart beats and Ulay’s irregular breathing. After four minutes, they relax the tension on the bow, and Abramovic is out of danger.