Project cancer

Synopsis:

The camera follows Ulay, a radical conceptual artist from Amsterdam, for a whole year. Ulay was a pioneer of body art, performance art and polaroid art; he was a transvestite, a half man - half woman, a social activist ..., but he is most famous for his long year collaboration with Marina Abramović and their performances that have achieved iconic status. In 2009, Ulay moved to Ljubljana. When talks and plans on the film were already under way, Ulay was diagnosed with cancer, and all plans changed. The first scenes were shot in November 2011 at the Ljubljana Institute of Oncology, where Ulay was receiving chemotherapy. When his health slightly improved, he decided to visit his friends around the world and the camera followed him on this so called farewell journey: to Berlin for the premiere of Marina's film, then to New York and finally to »his« Amsterdam. Ulay treats this illness as his biggest and most important project ever, hence the title of the film Project: Cancer.

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Project cancer
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English , Slovenian , Bosnian
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91
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With the support of the Eurimages Fund of the Council of Europe

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