My heart goes out to those affected by the Boston tragedy. The world can be a cruel and difficult place to live in, and today, more then ever before, we need more love and beauty in the world. In today's world lives ( and childhood) of many are filled with video games, modern special effect movies or "cartoons" where someone blows someone up, super technological gadgets that make communication easy, electronic, and human-less , I think, there is a need for LIFE. A real need to step back and look at gorgeous - and unfortunately under-appreciated today - art, beautiful blooming nature and LOVE and relationships that we have in our lives. It is my belief that art is a key to a beautiful soul, and while it is my belief only and I am not in any way claiming it to be "the truth", I will dedicate next several posts and more posting throughout to all things beautiful and inspiring. I know you'll enjoy it too.
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, where she shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened.
This video touches the inner strings of the heart. I've followed the lives of these artists for a while, was at that exhibit, and seen this short clip many times since. While no technology will ever be able to portray the incredible atmosphere that was created in those short moments in real life, every time I come back to re-watch this, it never fails to find it's way to the deepest part of my heart. Because it is so honest. Enjoy.