“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her. She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted.
Initially, Abramović said viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly. “The experience I learned was that… if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.
This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances. This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”
This is why performance art is important.
So to the parents and every single other person who has ever told someone, “Ignore them they’ll go away,” “You can’t let them know they bothered you,” “They’ll stop if they don’t see you react,” and all that bullshit, I want you to look good and hard at this.
I want you to think about what you said.
What you keep saying.
What you are telling your children.
You are making them powerless.
I HAVE MADE A MISTAKE
"And I left my scarf there, at your sister’s house; and you’ve still got it, in your drawer, even now.”
"But you keep my old scarf, from that very first week, ‘cause it reminds you of innocence and it smells like me.”
I haven’t even seen a single episode but I think this is adorable
2013 was the year i discovered who i want to be
2014 is the year i become that person
i could see that.
i would watch that.
now that’s something that would be worth watching
"Daniel could be Snape"
Bring it on, 2014.
Id give an explination but im too tired
Note. These are opinions
- Tangled. The entire thing is annoying and just really bad (the writing and animation is good) the movie is random and predictable at the same time
- Lion King. Its just annoying, and wayyyyy overrated.
- Snow White. Annoying
- Tarzan. Annoying, predictable, just bad. Over rated.
I am not sure we can be friends anymore… The lion king is my favourite movie ever… And toy story rocks… This is awkward now…
I’m sure we can work it out though..