WoW.. That was Great.. kind of Re-union of Lost Souls , i have included Both the VDO’s the 2nd one is Big with Further details on what happened after the meet…By the way i like the ♥SONG♥
~ Galactic human ~
Performance artist Marina Abramovic was doing a live art show that involved her sitting in silence for 1 minute opposite complete strangers. Lots of people took part but one man in particular gave me goosebumps and when you watch the video you will understand why. I’ll let you watch the video and then I will explain a little more further below as I think you will appreciate the back story more once you see what happens in the video.
In 1976, Abramović met Ulay, a West German artist who would become her lover and collaborator for the next twelve years. The duo fell into an impersonal abyss, losing their selfhoods and attempting to become a single entity through arresting performances such as Breathing In/Breathing Out, where they locked mouths and breathed each other’s exhaled breath, eventually filling their lungs with carbon dioxide and falling unconscious. By 1988, their romance had run its course; in typically atypical fashion, the pair decided to part by walking from opposing ends of the Great Wall of China until they met in the middle, and then said goodbye.
On the opening night of Abramović’s retrospective in 2010, the erstwhile lovers were reunited. The video above shows Abramović, sitting and steeling herself for her next silent interlocutor. Ulay approaches, and Abramović, a veteran of such difficult performances, looks up to what may have been the single most unexpected sight of the night, jolting her dignified composure. Their reunion is a deeply tender scene. Via OpenCulture.Com
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“I was fortunate enough to wander into the MoMA just in time for “The Artist Is Present”. Equal parts unsettling, absurd, and profound; I couldn’t shake the experience. Later, I stumbled onto the video wherein Ulay and Marina reunite and was overwhelmed with only one sentiment: this is a song.”
– Jon Burr
Not long after this sentiment was realized, was it brought to life in the form of “Ulay, Oh” – the second single off their forthcoming EP Adonis – recorded with attention and affection under the aegis of their label Decibel Collective Records – available to non-discerning consumers on November the 4th.