Odds and Ends
1. I can’t stop watching this video of Marina Abramovic and her past performance art collaborator and lover, Ulay. You can read more about her here, but this video was shot during the performance piece “The Artist is Present” at MoMA in 2010. This was her most popular performance piece – a 736-hour and 30-minute static, silent piece, in which she sat immobile in the museum’s atrium, while spectators were invited to take turns sitting opposite her.
Marina and Ulay had a quite an intense love affair that started in the 70s (a younger photo here), and when they decided to end it in the late 80s, they each walked the Great Wall of China from opposite ends, met for one last hug in the middle, and went their separate ways.
Around 25 years later at her 2010 MoMA show, Ulay arrived without her knowing and, well, you’ll see. Although apparently they had seen each other a few times over the past 25 years, this is some powerful stuff. (Um, what is this fluid-like substance coming out of mah eyes right now??)
2. Again with the family photos, I really like these shots of Laura’s family. Easy, casual, and totally at home. A true representation of day-to-day life. (Although I’ve seen lovely photos of color-coordinated families in fields, that just isn’t our family’s vibe, you know? We don’t hang out in fields. Itchy chiggers and stuff.)
3. You know, it’s not until I leave Southern California and travel east that I’m reminded that humidity is THE WORST hair offender ever. (My California hair? Great. My rest-of-the-country hair? Fuh-rizzy.) Here’s a good post on dealing with humidity.
4. Best post ever on success and attitude. I’m a believer.
In other news, guess who arrives today? My parents! I AM SO SO SO EXCITED, NO REALLY CAN’T YOU TELL? jumping up and down jumping up and down
Hope you all have a happy weekend!