People go awry when given free hand. It was proved in Rhythm 0 performance where artist was sexually and violently assaulted by audience.

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5Abramovic says if you leave it up to the audience, they can kill you

"What I learned was that ... if you leave it up to the audience, they can kill you. ... I felt really violated: they cut up my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the audience. Everyone ran away, to escape an actual confrontation," said Abramovic.

Abramovic was stunned at the end as the performance could also turn fatal for her. Apart from the sexual assaults on her body, people also pointed a loaded gun towards her.

Abramovic says if you leave it up to the audience, they can kill you

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6Audience unable to face Abramovic when the performance was over


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When the performance was over, Abramovic started to move towards the audience. The audience suddenly left that place. They felt they were unable to face her as a person.

At the end of the performance, Abramovic observed that people did not want any sort of confrontations. They shrugged off what they did throughout the last six hours. They didn’t want to be held responsible or judged for the act that they did on her body. She said that the audience wanted to forget how they loved hurting her during the performance.

Audience unable to face Abramovic when the performance was over

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