I just did this. Legit.
Clearly this is black magic at work here
been folding my shirts like this for so long that it feels weird to do it any other way
WHAT THE SHIT
i did this just now completely skeptical and when it worked i just fell over onto my bed and sobbed into my blanket
So…. this might make my job a shit ton faster and easier….
“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.
that last comment. actually crying.
Be vigilant when it comes to your rights. Protect and defend yourself.
Charles Bukowski (via qoldlush)
Maya Angelou (via quotecatalog)
Fast acoustics which transition into a steady drum beat paired with unemotional almost verging on monotone vocals (which is a good thing in this situation!) takes place in the track Out For Blood by Mesita. Could I have made that introduction any more wordier? Probably not. I just have so many things to say about this song but I’ll just let you listen to it instead.
infinite list of favorite movies - Catch Me If You Can“People only know what you tell them, Carl.”
WINSLET: We have a level of understanding which I really don't have with another actor that I've ever worked with at all.
DICAPRIO: [High-fives Winslet] Yeah, homey!