Rejuvenator of The Astral Balance, 2000
  • © Adagp - Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Sound has played a role in Marina Abramović’s work since the end of the 1960s, particularly through the use of a metronome.

Rejuvenator of the Astral Balance (2000) is an installation consisting of metronomes and deckchairs that asserts the physical presence of sound and the artist's interest in the elementary poses of the human body – sitting, in this instance. Visitors are encouraged to sit in a chair in front of one of the metronomes, for a long period – the artist specifies 45 minutes – with their eyes closed, and enter into a meditation to renew their contact with cosmic energies and remove themselves from the turbulence of everyday life.