Many of us know Yugoslavian performance artist Marina Abramovic through the video of her painfully silent reunion with her former lover Frank Uwe “Ulay” Laysiepen.
Many people have hailed Abramovic as the “grandmother of performance art.” After all, she has been staging thought-provoking interactive installations for more than 40 years.
Indeed, it can’t be denied that her performances have a lasting impact. In fact, one of her earliest performances is still being talked about today. Abramovic staged a performance piece called “Rhythm 0” at Studio Morra in Naples, Italy.
At first, only photographers were going near her.
The premise of “Rhythm 0” was deceptively simple: Abramovic would stand still for six hours straight while the people who came to see her were urged to do whatever they wanted to her using one of 72 objects that she had placed on a table.
After a while, people began picking stuff from the table.
Abramovic stood in the middle of the room with a notice board containing these words:
There are 72 objects on the table that one can use on me as desired.
I am the object.
During this period I take full responsibility.
Duration: 6 hours (8 pm – 2 am)
Some people made her sit down so they could humiliate her.
Among the things on the table were “objects of pleasure” and “objects of destruction.” Among the harmless objects were feathers and flowers. The dangerous stuff included a knife, razor blades, and a loaded gun.
There were those who changed her position.
What happened in the next six hours was horrifying, to say the least.
There were people who liked to attach things to her.
Art critic Thomas McEvilley who observed the performance related:
“It began tamely. Someone turned her around. Someone thrust her arms into the air. Someone touched her somewhat intimately.”
One man used a razor to make a cut on her neck.
Then, as McEvilley went on to disclose,
“In the third hour, all her clothes were cut from her with razor blades. In the fourth hour, the same blades began to explore her skin. Various minor sexual assaults were carried out on her body. She was so committed to the piece that she would not have resisted rape or murder.”
It just got worse in the last two hours.
Someone made her point a gun at herself.
Abramovic’s own account of what the people did to her was even more heartbreaking.
“I felt raped, they cut off the clothes, they stuck me with thorns of rose in the stomach, aimed the gun to my head, another came apart.”
Some men undressed her and groped her.
When the six hours were over, Abramovic started to walk among the people. They couldn’t look her in the face.
The violence and sexual harassment escalated.
Abramovic observed that people didn’t want any sort of confrontation with her. They didn’t want to be held accountable or judged for what they did. It seemed as if they wanted to forget how they relished hurting her.
Listen to Marina Abramovic talk about her frightening experience.
“This work reveals something terrible about humanity. It shows how fast a person can hurt you under favorable circumstances. It shows how easy it is to dehumanize a person who does not fight, who does not defend himself. It shows that if he provides the stage, the majority of ‘normal’ people, apparently can become truly violent.”
Pizza Guy Delays Delivery to Save Lost Dog Whose Life is More Important Than His Job
“I wouldn’t mind getting fired over this. I mean, it’s a dog running in the street. I had to help him,” he said.
Steven Donovan works as a delivery guy for a pizza store. One day, he was out on the streets, doing his job when he suddenly spotted a small dog in the middle of a busy street.
Although being on time is crucial in his line of work, Donovan knew he just had to do something.
Pizza delivery guy Steven Donovan spotted a lost dog in a busy street.
Eminem’s Daughter, Hailie, Is Now A 21-Year-Old Bombshell – And She Has A Boyfriend!
We’ll always remember Hailie as that little girl in Eminem’s life.
Fans of Eminem have always known about Hailie, his daughter, who serves as a big inspiration to his career. We remember Hailie as a little girl, whose name was mostly mentioned in Eminem’s song. Apparently, it’s been 14 years since the release of Slim’s song, “Cleaning Out My Closet,” in which he mentioned Hailie, and “Hailie’s Song,” which is obviously dedicated to her.
Now, Hailie is just like any youngster, who takes to Instagram to share her gorgeous pics. She is now 21 and she grew up to be a total bombshell. She graduated as a star pupil from Chippewa Valley High School with a GPA of 3.9. Not only that, she has a boyfriend. Her Instagram may not be that loaded but it does show how much she's grown up and blossomed into this lovely lady.
Eminem's daughter, Hailie, was born on Christmas Day in 1995.
The Mysterious Tale of a Man From a Country Called ‘Taured’
A man who claimed to be from a country called “Taured” caused quite a stir in Japan back in 1954 before he vanished without a trace.
We're often told that there's a scientific explanation for everything. Then again, we can't deny that some events are beyond any sort of logic. Among these stories is the one about "The Mysterious Man from Taured."
Various sources have retold the tale. There are some details that vary a bit, but it basically follows the same narrative. It's worth noting that the "mysterious Taured man" was mentioned briefly in a book titled The Directory of Possibilities. He was also discussed in another book, Strange but True: Mysterious and Bizarre People.