“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 that no one reading this believes the people around him/her are capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”
Cambridge university students were asked on campus why they needed feminism. Here are 60 answers. click the link for over about 600 more.
HEY so I’m looking for a way to promote my shop PigeonGrrls so I was like, “hey you stupid dumb idiot baby, why don’t you do a TUMBLR GIVEAWAY????” so now I am! thanks brain for giving me that idea!!!
SWAGGITY SWAG WHAT’S IN THE BAG
the winner will receive:
- oNE flower crown
- a rosette brooch
- a not-so-sweet candy heart pin
- a t-shirt
- and a portrait of of anyone you admire by me
- annnnnnd I’ll throw in a personalized poem JUST FOR YOU
wow!!!!! super cool!!!!!
- GIVEAWAY ENDS JUNE 30
- you MUST be following pigeongrrls
- reblog as much as you like, but likes DO NOT count
- you should send nice notes to people you don’t like in an effort to resort your negative energy into positive vibes
- also it would be super cool if you favorited my shop on etsy
I’ll be using a random generator to pick a winner to make sure everything is fair and square and I’ll message you from my ~personal~ account, sadpigeon.tumblr.com, when the winner has been chosen
so!!! go to it!!! go go go!!!!!
Reblogging for the loveliness more than anything
I knew her only as the still figure in the corner. The padded neck braces that would lay about and make me feel ill. The make-up bag I would root through when nobody was looking. The reason for the nurses, the nannies, the hospital visits, the sadness and, ultimately, the anger. I knew her as the wheelchair; the thick metal armour protecting her from fall; the steel bars that separated us.I knew her for four years, and then she left.
I didn’t know her at all.
Tumblr has taught me more about feminism, women rights, rape culture, slut shaming, etc, more than school ever had. And there is something wrong with that.
Raf Simons A/W 1999 x RAD by Rad Hourani HC S/S13
getmeafuckinglatte asked: Well, don't you just have the most fucking loveliest complexion?
Er, um. I do?
acute-epistaxis asked: I googled how to say your name
:3 That’s very cute.