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Friday, April 22, 2011
From the innovative and thought-provoking folks at ELandF small projects comes a new opportunity to express yourself. dIsCoMfOrT
Someone willing to describe feelings related to the experience of profound personal discomfort while ascending an escalator with Becky Alley. Artist Fee: $50.00 for one (appx. 27 second) escalator ascension from first to second level ofLexington Centerin Lexington Kentucky while recounting feelings of personal discomfort to/with Becky Alley who will eventually assemble and publish a no more than fifty word account of this interaction. To Apply: Please .... no more than one hundred words on why you wish to ascend on an escalator while describing feelings related to profound personal discomfort to/with Becky Alley.
Deadline: Midnight May 10 (ascension via escalator must occur at 12pm on Friday May 20) ------------------ Sue Massek frames the idea this way:
"Discomfort, harsh preceptor of empathy and compassion, you appear when something is wrong, demanding our response. These days, a deep and massive discomfort is screaming from all continents and in every language, THIS IS WRONG; too many suffer for the benefits of the few; too many have grown comfortable with hate; too many mountains have fallen; and our feverish earth is thrashing in pain. With compassion and justice as guides, discomfort can transform and reform us, and the world we inhabit. We must listen to discomfort's call to action and not let comfort create complacency."
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