ART: Marina Abramovic – ”Lovers” and ”The Artist is Present”

Love is such a natural thing for humans to be closer to one and another. Friends, Close friends, Relationship and Family. But this particular Art piece that move me by Marina Abramovic.(Abramovic is a Serbian and former Yugoslav artists based in New York. She is known for her Art performance.)

First piece 

”Lovers” Two artists, Ulay and Abramovic decided to end their relationship and to mark this with a spectacular performance.  This was the endpoint of their collaboration. After years of negotiation with the Chinese authorities, the artists got their permission to walk along the Great Wall of China. Which they started to walk from each different ends to finally meet in the middle to bid her goodbye.

It was such an amazing and emotional performance.  It is very rare for couples to end properly.

Second Piece

”The Artist is Present” A piece that the artist spend a mins of silent with a stranger. The exhibit went on for 3 months. During the video, it shows a surprising performance were her ex lover (Ulay) suddenly appeared in front of her who she had a relationship for a long time. After 30 years this was their first meeting.

What really move me from this performance, is that seeing her ex for the first time in over 30 years and her emotions start pouring down. She wasn’t able to show any emotions to anyone else but the stranger react towards her. But the moment of looking through her ex lover eyes. Is like looking back on the past and remember like it was yesterday of all the good and the bad memories.  It was powerful , I praise her that she manage to continue with the exhibition even her emotions cannot be hold.


ART: Lisa Park – Eunoia

This is slightly different post that I’ll be blogging about. I found this amazing NY-based artist Lisa Park, who has been experimenting with a specialized device which is called NeuroSky EEG headset. It’s basically helps transforms brain activity into streams of data that manipulated for the purposes of research. And you probably wondering what Neuro Sky EGG headset is, she uses this to monitor the delta, theta, beta wave and alpha of her brains, as well as movements of the eyes and transforming the results data with a specialized software into sound waves. Which triggers the water to dance. Park spend months to perfect her experiment to balance her brain activity through her emotions (Happy, Love, Angry, Passionate and etc) during her meditation. Then transposes this energy onto 5 dishes of water to reveal zen-like vibrations.
This is almost like your favourite kung-fu movies or any types of sci-fi fantasy. And I always wanted to make the water dance with my brain. It’s such an amazing and wonder piece of art to make our emotions visible to the eyes it’s almost sound so poetic.
Eunoia derived from greek which means ‘’Beautiful thoughts’’. You can clearly see why if you watch this video. (Bare in mind I don’t own this video at all)
Seems very incredible right? If power exist, what power would you take?