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insanity-and-vanity:

“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 the 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 is why performance art is important.
So to the parents and every single other person who has ever told someone, “Ignore them they’ll go away,” “You can’t let them know they bothered you,” “They’ll stop if they don’t see you react,” and all that bullshit, I want you to look good and hard at this.
I want you to think about what you said.
What you keep saying.
What you are telling your children.
You are making them powerless.




This is one hell of a thing.

insanity-and-vanity:

“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 the 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 is why performance art is important.

So to the parents and every single other person who has ever told someone, “Ignore them they’ll go away,” “You can’t let them know they bothered you,” “They’ll stop if they don’t see you react,” and all that bullshit, I want you to look good and hard at this.

I want you to think about what you said.

What you keep saying.

What you are telling your children.

You are making them powerless.

This is one hell of a thing.

(via poemsofthequiet)

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I Like Music

Are you male or female?
Cornflake Girl - Tori Amos

Describe yourself!
Cold As Stone - Lady Antebellum

What do people feel when they’re around you?
Chasing Pavements - Adele

Describe your current relationship.
This Old Dark Machine - James Vincent McMorrow

Where would you like to be now?
The Long Island Sound - Beirut

How do you feel about love?
22 - Lily Allen

What’s your life like?
JCB Song - Nizlopi

What would you wish for if you had only one wish?
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell

Say something wise.
Rise Above This - Seether

If someone says “Is this okay?” You say,
Margot Kidder - Million Dead

How would you describe yourself?
Maybe Someday - Bob Dylan

What do you look for in a guy/girl?
Something or Nothing - Pale Seas

How do you feel today?
Bubbly - Colbie Caillat

What is your life’s purpose?
I Will Breathe You In - Ben Marwood

What is your motto?
The Lobster Quadrille - Franz Ferdinand

What do your friends think of you?
Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback

What do you think of your parents?
Skinny Love - Bon Iver (Skinny as in there’s not much lost between them, maybe…)

What do you think about very often?
Mine - Taylor Swift

What is 2 + 2?
Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye

What do you think of your best friend?
Second Chance - Shinedown

What do you think of the person you like?
Naked As We Came - Bon Iver (well then…)

What is your life story?
Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve?) - The Buzzcocks

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya - Dropkick Murphys (Not really…)

What do you think of when you see the person you like?
Last Request - Paolo Nutini

What will you dance to at your wedding?
I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie

What will they play at your funeral?
Camera Talk - Local Natives

What is your hobby/interest?
Carry You Home - James Blunt

What is your biggest fear?
The Little Things Give You Away - Linkin Park

What is your biggest secret?
Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd (Part Two)

What do you think of your friends?
Everything is Everything - Phoenix

What would you name this post?
Imperfect Tense - Frank Turner

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Opening Credits: One Day I’ll Fly Away - Moulin Rouge OST

Your Birth: It’s My Life - Bon Jovi

First Birthday: The Road - Frank Turner

Going to School: The Requiem - Lonkin Park

Childhood: Retirement - Kaiser Chiefs (awkward…)

Teenage Life: Tomorrow - Avril Lavigne (actually was one of the soundtracks of my teenage years)

First Love: Snow - Red Hot Chilli Peppers

First Date: By My Side - INXS

First Kiss: Caroline - Status Quo

Break Up: Where the White Boys Dance - The Killers

Getting Back Together: Lovestoned - Justin Timberlake (not sure why I have this.

Prom: Dance at the Gym - West Side Story OST (hahaha)

Graduation: Wake - Linkin Park (woah there)

Partying: Who Am I? - Les Miserables OST

Fight Scene: Centerfold - The J Geils Band

Going to College: Fame - Fame OST

Getting a Degree: Simple Man - Shinedown

Getting a Job: Bohemian Rhapsody - Newton Faulkner cover (okay…)

Proposal Scene: Buddha for Mary - 30 Seconds to Mars (hmm)

Wedding: Tremble for my Beloved - Collective Soul (better)

Honeymoon: That Girl - McFly

Buying Your Dream Home: Dance Tonight - Paul McCartney

Birth of Your First Child: Eventually - Pink

Mid-Life Crisis: Your Love Alone (Is Not Enough) - Manic Street Preachers (ha! yes)

Life’s Okay: All The Small Things - Blink-182

Getting Old: Born to Make You Happy - Britney Spears (wtf!?!?)

Flashback: Someday - Nickelback

Death Scene: The Man Who Can’t Be Moved - The Script

Funeral Scene: No Place Like London - Sweeney Todd OST (not really a funeral song…)

Ending Credit: The Final Battle - Les Miserables OST

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30secondstocalifornia:

 Songs that are turning 10 years old In 2014 (Based on release dates)

My childhood right here. I was 10 and I remember every single one of these, and still know the lyrics to half of them.

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gryffindorgay:

“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings condemning them to spend their lives in search for their other halves.”

~Plato’s The Symposium.

How many times will I reblog this? “Always.”

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"When I get home I don’t want to talk about what you’ve done.
Yes you’ve let me down, you’ve fucked around, but I guess you were having fun.
With the way that I’ve been lately, I’ve no right to scream and shout.
You and I, we’ve got a lot that we need to talk about."

- Frank Turner (via twostepstwosteps)

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"He asked, “What makes a writer?” “Well,” I said, “it’s simple. You either get it down on paper, or jump off a bridge.”"

- Charles Bukowski   (via weaverofstars)

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peachlia:

lushflirt:

bless this post. 

amen

peachlia:

lushflirt:

bless this post. 

amen

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lilymydeer:

Albus Severus Potter and the curse of the awful name.

"It is our names, Albus, that show which child our parents really hate, far more than our abilities"

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poemsofthequiet:

introversionofateenagepoet:

poemsofthequiet:

introversionofateenagepoet:

introversionofateenagepoet:

In the first 13 days of our fundraiser generous people have donated $170 to us! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated, and please keep reblogging this link so that we reach as many people as possible <3

I know most of you have as little money as we do, but please everyone just click the reblog button, and maximise the people we reach, please <3 PLEASE!!! Did I say please enough?

it would mean so much if you guys help us <3

Seriously, please just click the reblog button. Reblogs are important steps towards donations, and we value and appreciate them almost as highly!

please guys, don’t forget us!!

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memecollection:

For more funny posts click HERE!

I flit between all of these. Particularly The Cleaner, The List Maker, The Gamer, The Watcher and The Internet Researcher. Source: memecollection
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psychofactz:

More Facts on Psychofacts :)
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l3ulletproof-heart:

coc4inee-cookies:

melodious-shenanigans:

earthquaking:

gueravonlok:

My heart just broke…..

oh ym god what does it say after “but i’m”

“Hungry”
“Ashamed to beg, but I’m hungry”

crying

Had to reblog. While some people are wasting cash on the newest cars, clothes, etc. We have people practically starving here. It’s sickening how selfish some people can be and how reality is. But I have to say, thank god for the people who actually have a heart to help the ones who struggle. We’re all human beings, nobody deserves this.

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"How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn’t pull the trigger?"

- Virginia Woolf, from Selected Essays  (via myfotolog)

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"I think there is a general misconception that you write poems because you “have something to say.” I think, actually, that you write poems because you have something echoing around in the bone-dome of your skull that you cannot say. Poetry allows us to hold many related tangential notions in very close orbit around each other at the same time. The “unsayable” thing at the center of the poem becomes visible to the poet and reader in the same way that dark matter becomes visible to the astrophysicist. You can’t see it, but by measure of its effect on the visible, it can become so precise a silhouette you can almost know it."

- Rebecca Lindberg (via twenntysix)

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