Tuesday, 12 March 2013

The Power of Silence

This is doing the rounds on Facebook at the moment. The lovely Mr. Hoad shared it this morning. He accidentally termed it 'The artists is in the house,' then apologised for the typo, but I like the conflicting duality of two people as one, which rather sums it up:

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. - Zen Garage

A testament to the power of things that go unsaid. Worth remembering when writing that action and expression can say more than spoken dialogue.

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