OMG MARRY ME.
I made a Yellowcard edit bc they don’t get enough love on here…
Cosmo Sex Tip #156: Before you go down on her look in her in the eyes and say “Let’s open this fucking pit up.”
The final scene of Boy Meets World. Stupid show, making me feel feelings.
“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.
i will always reblog this.
I felt so uncomfortable reading this and the fact that it was so uncomfortable is also why it is so thought provoking. I love that, “this is why performance art is important” because it’s so true, it’s so powerful to strip back all boundaries and put a spotlight on how human behavior can be and to highlight it in such a way that it’s difficult to ignore. This also vaguely reminds me of a performance that I saw not that long ago.
Reblog this if you want your URL to be scattered all around Warped Tour in Mountain View, California!