Very early on I realized the most amazing thing: every single person sitting in that chair across from me left a specific kind of
energy behind. The person left; the energy stayed.
Later on, several scientists in America and Russia became interested in The Artist Is Present. They wanted to test the patterns in brain waves triggered by this mutual gaze, this nonverbal communication between two strangers. And what they are finding is that in this situation, brain waves sync up and make identical patterns.
Every room is painted a different color. As if there were one room for every separate mood: lacquer red for vehemence, pale turquoise for reveries, peach color for gentleness, green for repose, grey for work at the typewriter.
“All I ever did to that apartment was hang fifty yards of yellow theatrical silk across the bedroom windows, because I had some idea that the gold light would make me feel better…”
The residual shape is even more interesting than the shape itself. It shows where it's borders are, and shows what's beyond. In stead of focussing on the prime subject, it focusses on the subject in relation to it's surroundings.
Leaving an apartment. Vacating the scene. Decamping. Clearing
up. Clearing out.
Making an inventory tidying up sorting out going through
Eliminating throwing away palming off on
Taking down unfastening unnailing unsticking unscrewing
Unplugging detaching cutting pulling dismantling folding
up cutting off
Wrapping up packing away strapping up tying piling up
assembling heaping up fastening wrapping protecting covering
Removing carrying lifting