Transient Permanence

Ask me anything   23. Library worker and writer.

thewhitepepper:

The white rabbit is getting a closer look at our wonderful Crochet Ankle Socks in Blue. He just can’t believe how cute they are!
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thewhitepepper:

The white rabbit is getting a closer look at our wonderful Crochet Ankle Socks in Blue. He just can’t believe how cute they are!

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destroyed-and-abandoned:

3970 Spencer St.- Luxury Cold War era Fallout Shelter

destroyed-and-abandoned:

3970 Spencer St.- Luxury Cold War era Fallout Shelter

— 3 days ago with 491 notes

“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 capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”

“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 capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”

(Source: andrewfishman, via menstruationshusten)

— 4 days ago with 399513 notes
#marina abramovic 
comedycentral:

Owen Benjamin’s impression of a dog waking up in the morning is spot-on. Click the gif to watch it.

comedycentral:

Owen Benjamin’s impression of a dog waking up in the morning is spot-on. Click the gif to watch it.

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— 4 days ago with 345 notes
#comedy  #dog