“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 every single person who told me ‘ignore them they’ll go away’ and ‘you can’t let them know they bothered you’ and ‘They’ll stop if they don’t see you react’ and all that bull shit, my entire school career, 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.
ignoring my bullies never made them go away
they only ever backed off when i started confronting them and fighting back
i keep saying… people who tell you to turn the other cheek have never been punched in the face.
Also, I can’t see a Black woman performing Rhythm 0 and living to tell about it.
Someone would have sexually assaulted her and killed her if she’d been Black.
I’m not impressed because all this is just reiterating what most of us already know: ignoring the problem only make oit worse.
George Takei responds to “traditional” marriage fans.
George Takei is flawfree.
this is the best thing ever
I can’t click my reblog button hard enough
It’s not just the ladies who get insecure, it’s all of us. It’s a human trait, yo.
aw this makes me happy
This is a drunk guy in a McDonalds in town stuck in a baby chair
fucking love Ireland
look at the guy in the bottom gif
its like his soul has finally come back to its body
I was going to reblog this anyway because it was funny enough on its own
but that guy
what if rocks are actually soft but just tense up when we touch them?
Guys. This is a fully grown Golden Cocker Retriever. In other words, a forever puppy.
OMG I WANT ONE WHERE DO I GET ONE!
it’s so cute
forever wondering what my language sounds like to people who can’t speak it