- Heidi Pickett (via cosmofilius)
“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”
Still one of the most touching things I’ve ever seen
This is SO many things. How simplistic performance art can be & yet explain the most complex of things at once. If you did not know the back story, you would assume he was just another stranger, but from her raw reaction & display of emotion, you can truly see how one person can cause our exterior to melt. How with just tears - we are able to understand the journey these two have gone through. Amazing.