Have we forgotten how to connect with others? Ourselves? Mother Earth?
So many of us are not communicating our deepest feelings. Some of us are suffering in silence. Some of us don't trust others and we are searching for sense of belonging, of community, of connection with others that we walk by, sit beside on the transit, buy things from and live with everyday.
What is #BareWitness?
The Origin Story
Bare Witness started from a few inspiring moments.
A peformance exhibit by Marina Abramovic entitled "The Artist Is Present" where she sat in the middle of the MoMA atrium inviting viewers to sit directly across from her, in uninterrupted conversation through eye contact only. In this particular video, you see her long time lover, and partner show up after 22 years of separation and the conversation they had without a single word being spoken. I was very moved by this incredible moment in their personal life journeys, where spoken words would not have done it justice. Where their intertwined existence, performances and love brought them to this very moment in time. Here's a longer documentary on their lives as artists and lovers.