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ULAY'S JOURNAL FROM NOVEMBER TO NOVEMBER




"It takes a long time, perhaps even a lifetime,
to understand Ulay."

Marina Abramović






The camera follows Ulay, a conceptual artist
from Amsterdam, for a whole year. Ulay was one
of pioneers 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 live in Ljubljana (Slovenia).
When talks and plans on the film were already
under way, Ulay was diagnosed with cancer, and
all plans for the film were changed.
The first scenes were shot in November 2011 at the
Ljubljana Institute of Oncology, where Ulay was
undergoing chemotherapy treatment. 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 treated his
illness as the biggest and most important project of
his life, hence the title of the film
"Project Cancer".

sHe, 1973, courtesy of the artist and MB Art Agency

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sHe, 1973, courtesy of the artist and MB Art Agency

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sHe, 1973, courtesy of the artist and MB Art Agency

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sHe, 1974, courtesy of the artist and MB Art Agency

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Marina & Ulay, 1980, courtesy of Ulay & Marina Abramovic

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Marina Abramovic, Ulay and director Damjan Kozole in Berlin, 2012, copyright Emil Kozole

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Director Damjan Kozole & Ulay, 2012, copyright Simon Chang

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Ulay, 2012, copyright Simon Chang

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Ulay, 2012, copyright Simon Chang

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Ulay & director Damjan Kozole, 2012, copyright Simon Chang

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Ulay & director Damjan Kozole, 2012, copyright Simon Chang

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Ulay, 2012, copyright Simon Chang

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Ulay, 2012, copyright Simon Chang

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Director Damjan Kozole & Ulay, 2012, copyright Simon Chang

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Director Damjan Kozole & Ulay, 2012, copyright Simon Chang

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Ulay during Fototot, 2012, copyright Simon Chang

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Ulay during Fototot, 2012, copyright Simon Chang

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Film poster

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