Becca sent this to me a few days ago, and it has made me tear every single time I look at it. I hope I don’t become so emotionally disconnected — and I can honestly say I’m very possibly getting there — that even when love finally stares me in the face once more, I would refuse to acknowledge it.
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.