A Project Called “Nothing”
It was the second long, black day in a row. An older couple stood off to the side with their bags and electronic devices. Around them, wisps of primary colors lay on the floor. “This is wrong,” she said, using a small mirror as a guide. I had a vision of her carving a star into her stomach with a razor and screaming until her voice gave out. Then one night, in the middle of the night, I woke up thinking: “It’s not that I’m doing nothing. It’s just that there is nothing.” And so now I close the empty palace at 6 p.m. with my key.
Seed test: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/12/arts/international/marina-abramovic-making-art-in-an-empty-space.html?emc=eta1&_r=0
art by Caroline Alkire