i saw this video awhile ago and haven't been able to get it off my mind. marina abramovic was a popular performance artist in the 70's an 80's. In 2010 there was a retrospective of her works at the museum of modern art. during the show, abramovic performed a piece wherein she sat in a chair for over 7 hours a day 5 days a week and looked into her viewers eyes. audience members were able to interact with the artist on a very personal level through intense eye contact. during the show, a man that she used to know/love/work with visited her after not seeing her for many years. her reaction is marvelous.
read more about her here.