Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Marina Abramovic- Name Writing Exercise

Time Spent: 1 hour, from 9:03 to 10:03 a.m. on January 25, 2013
This exercise was challenging and intriguing, and had much of the same effect that the mirror exercise had, specifically the requirement of intense concentration. Most interesting about this exercise was watching the slow, jittery, fragmented movements of my hand and the tip of the pen touching the paper...It became meditative in the sense that I was not necessarily trying to move the pen slowly, but trying to find a balance of not moving the pen and simultaneously moving the pen at the same time...Much effort was required to move slowly, progressively, and consistently. Again, I set a timer on my phone to let me know when the hour had elapsed. Like the slow-motion exercise, this exercise was designed to force participants to slow down and reevaluate what constitutes their everyday actions through altering and modifying the tempo at which they move...

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