If you watched the Rythm 0 performance, you definitely know who Marina Abramivic is.
For those who don’t know her yet, she’s a Yugoslavian artist called “the grandmother of performance art”. She didn’t have an easy childhood. She was born in Belgrade and her parents were partisan. They sent their daughter into training and treated her like a soldier. The Mother never hugged or kissed her as to not pamper or spoil her. This military education resulted in discipline and endurance, which came in handy during her artistic activities later on.
She met her longtime partner in 1975 when he came to one of her performances. Ulay was also a performer. For the next 12 years they lived in a harmonious relationship. They were lovers, friends and fantastic artists. They traveled throughout Europe in a “pickle”, a car that also served them as a house for a long time. They both claim that this was sa the best time of their lives. They didn’t have any money or a home. All they had was each other and art. That was enough for them.
Go to the next page to see their touching meeting years later.