Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 is a device that claims to offer the most comfortable and immersive mixed reality experience available. The woman that the company used to promote the product is rising some serious eyebrows and concerns about what and who the company is trying to promote.
Marina Abramovic is described by the media has one of the most prolific artists of our time with deep connections to some of the most powerful celebrities and politicians in our country. Microsoft describes her in the ad as “the most acclaimed performance artist living today. Known for risky performances that push the limits of human endurance, it’s difficult to overstate her importance within the art world and pop culture at large.”
Unofficially, Marina Abramovic as a practicing satanist who disguises her ‘rituals’ as ‘performance art’ to avoid mainstream suspicion. Abramovic was exposed in the 2016 Wikileaks e-mail dump having connection to major politicians and celebrities. The activities Marina participated in included deeply disturbing acts such as “spirit cooking” when involves using real blood in ‘performance art’.
Abramovic was also involved in private parties with celebrities such as Jay-z, Lady Gaga, and Gwen Stefani which depicted human served in “cannibalistic” fashion. When the public questioned these acts and accused her of participating in Satanism and Witchcraft, the calls were dismissed as “it’s just art”.
Marina’s involved in the Microsoft led to many complaints about who the company was choosing to promote, especially given how the ad presents her as ‘important artist’. The ad has been taken down without a statement from the company. The ad can be seen in the video below.