This Lady Stood Still For Several Hours And Let The People Do What They Want To Do On Her.. It Showed The Dark Side Of Humans!


Humans have a dark side that we usually keep hidden. Sometimes this is done out of fear, sometimes out of shame. Whatever our reasons, there are aspects of ourselves that we prefer to obscure and we try our hardest to keep them from being discovered. 

Marina Abramovic knows this all too well. The Yugoslavian-born artist has made a living by revealing the true nature of humanity. In 1974, she unveiled her performance artwork titled Rhythm 0. For Rhythm 0, Marina stood still for 6 straight hours while strangers were allowed to do anything they wanted to her.

This Lady Stood Still For Several Hours And Let The People Do What They Want To Do On Her.. It Showed The Dark Side Of Humans!

Marina’s performance exhibition had these instructions:
“There are 72 objects on the table that one can use on me as desired.
Performance.
I am the object.
During this period I take full responsibility.
Duration: 6 hours (8 pm – 2 am)”

This Lady Stood Still For Several Hours And Let The People Do What They Want To Do On Her.. It Showed The Dark Side Of Humans!

Initially, only photographers dared approach Marina.

However, things soon began to escalate as the audience began to participate. They started picking up one of the 72 objects on the table, trying to decide which one to use on Marina and what to do to her.

This Lady Stood Still For Several Hours And Let The People Do What They Want To Do On Her.. It Showed The Dark Side Of Humans!

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