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Rise from the ashes over and over again
Rise from the ashes over and over again

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In 1974, Marina Abramović did a terrifying experiment. At a gallery in her native Belgrade, Serbia, she laid out 72 items on a trestle table and invited the public to use them on her in any way they saw fit. Some of the items were benign; a feather boa, some olive oil, roses. Others were not. "I had a pistol with bullets in it, my dear. I was ready to die." At the end of six hours, she walked away, dripping with blood and tears, but alive. "How lucky I am," she says in her still heavy accent, and laughs

Just something Marina Abramovic said:

"From a very early time, I understood that I only learn from things I don't like. If you do things you like, you just do the same shit. You always fall in love with the wrong guy. Because there's no change. It's so easy to do things you like. But then, the thing is, when you're afraid of something, face it, go for it. You become a better human being."

What's the cost?

"Ah, a big one. Lots of loneliness, my dear. If you're a woman, it's almost impossible to establish a relationship. You're too much for everybody. It's too much. The woman always has to play this role of being fragile and dependent. And if you're not, they're fascinated by you, but only for a little while. And then they want to change you and crush you. And then they leave. So, lots of lonely hotel rooms, my dear."

Her performances are in the line of Philip Zimbardo´s and Stanley Milgram´s experiments and show in this case how easy is to dehumanize a person that does not defend herself. It is particularly hard because it challenges directly what we think about ourselves. I particularly believe she might be half-mad but at the same time it teaches us a lesson: to defend ourselves from aggression of any kind...and to face our fears for the sake of freedom...something like that...I leave it here so you can get to your own conclusions...




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Que cosas...así es como empieza a ser todo una mierda :D
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