"I have never felt like this towards any human I have ever met in my life. I don’t understand what is happening beneath my skin. My emotions are effervescent but yet I can do nothing. She pierces me deep within unlike any other minute or grand extravagance I have ever seen or known. There is literally no comprehension I can grasp, and though there is something behind my eyes (not tears, but /something/) I can do nothing but stare blankly ahead into the abyss of fortitude and undeniability before me. I do not crumble as I watch. I do not writhe. I am instead brought to stone, my human form sitting uncomfortably snug against the new exterior I am plastered inside of. Trapped in time by the inability to fathom, and feeling much too much to grasp. Like pumice encased in marble. This is what Marina Abramovic brings me to."
Ariel, on the expansive embodied works of Marina Abramovic.