A bit of background of the artist Marina Abramović, who is the artist behind the performance video. Many years ago in 1976, she met with another artist named Ulay and together they created a very deep and intense relationship. Years after in 1988, they decided to end their relationship by making a sort of supernal journey towards each other. They would walk on opposite ends of the Great Wall of China and meet in the middle, where it would end. Regarding the journey Marina said, “We needed a certain form of ending, after this huge distance walking towards each other. It is very human. It is in a way more dramatic, more like a film ending … Because in the end you are really alone, whatever you do.” Video is a 2010 MoMa retrospective where Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’.