A Collection of Spectacles

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Another note written on a hopeful occasion. If only I wasn’t so awkward or made uncomfortable so easily. I want. Really, I do. I want and want and want, all day it runs through my mind. At all hours, and so on.

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Marina Abramovic’s Rhythm 0

“Instructions. There are 72 objects on the table that one can use on me as desired. Duration. 6 hours.”

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By standing still, and giving the audience almost omnipotent sense of control, she plays with (at the most basic of readings) the relationship between the viewer and the performer. On another level, it is possible to see her performance as a piece that tinkers with the notion of the female body in relation to docility.

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