An Exercise in Empathy

While visiting the Stedelijk Museum I walked into Jordan Wolfson’s MANIC/LOVE piece. The first thing that got me was the roar from the heavy chains pulling back and forth. Then I noticed the huge puppet—with the twitching eyes—being dragged and dropped every which way. Finally I felt a strange unease in my stomach. I had to go: I could not watch any more.


  1. Wow, this looks intense. Was there any music, except the chain noises?


    • c.o.

      Yes, there was different kinds of music that started and stopped at seemingly random moments. This added to the sense of discomfort.


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