Dare to Stare
This performance makes me very proud of myself. You see, in this piece I sit in a chair and I invite museum visitors to sit and stare at me. Does this sound familiar? Yes, this is exactly what Marina Abramovic did at the Museum of Modern Art to great acclaim from everyone in the art world. Did I copy this great artist, the “godmother” of performance art? No. I did my project at the Katonah Museum of Art nine months prior to Marina’s performance at MoMA. Of course, she sat for a total of 700 hours over the course of many weeks, and I only sat for two hours over the course of one evening. Still, I think I deserve some credit here, eh?