a tale of two hearts

art and lost love

I stumbled across this video on Joanna's blog

Wow. You have to watch this.

It's a performance art piece Maria Abramovic did in 2010 at the Museum of Modern Art (the place I was telling you about the other night).

She essentially sat in a chair, and one by one, people could sit opposite her and look into her eyes.

This clip is when her former lover Ulay arrived without her knowledge. Apparently they had a passionate love affair back in the 70's, but when they felt the relationship was fizzling, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting in the middle for a last hug and never seeing each other again - tortured artists, go figure!