Marina Abramoviç (b. 1946) and Ulay (b. 1943)
China Ring (1988)
China Ring 1:38 hr, b&w and color, sound.
Program 2 presents China Ring, an "unedited video notebook" that documents the artists' journey to the Great Wall of China in preparation for their final collaborative project. For this ambitious project, each artist was to walk alone along the length of the Great Wall — Ulay starting from the western end, Abramovic from the east — and eventually meet in the middle.
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