Seeing Each Other

“Time was passing, but I couldn’t tell…The overwhelming feeling I had was that you think you can understand a person just by looking at them, but when you look at them over a long period of time, you understand how impossible that is. I felt connected, but I don’t know how far the connection goes…We insulate ourselves in New York City. Everyone goes around with headphones. It’s one of the fantastic things about New York: you can be near all these people, and still be in your own head.”

~ Dan Visel, on sitting across a table from artist Marina Abramovic, from “Confronting a Stranger, for Art,” by Jim Dwyer, New York Times, April 2, 2010