Tuesday, May 11, 2010

beeing seen

i've been following the MoMA flickr page as it documents the marina abramovic exhibit in new york. when museum-goers sit with the artist (as part of the performnace piece the artist is present), they have such insense emotional reactions. so many of them cry... i think it must be quite similar to what i felt when the stanger on the train drew me. beeing seen can be so powerful.

3 comments:

Crooked Sister said...

There is something very moving about taking the time to sit and just simply stare and engage with someone. I used to take acting classes and one of the exercises we had to do was spend a few minutes and stare in someone's eyes. To say the least, it proved extremely difficult to do (for me) and brought up so many emotions. I often found myself crying like these people.

gportelli said...

it's interesting, because i don't think the tears have anything to do with engagement. it seems she's looking through them, not looking at them.

Lydia said...

It's very interesting and moving. I had no idea about the Flickr page. Thanks for sharing.

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