Everybody is Vulnerable
One of the advantages of taking the train to work is extra reading time, and by extension extra thinking time. I'm ploughing through books at the moment and my world is expanding thanks to my new role working with fashion students. Last week I was reading Worn Stories by Emily Spivack, a series of one page personal accounts of emotional connections to items of clothing. The book has made me laugh out loud at some stories and it has shocked and moved me. The Marina Abromović anecdote ended with the words 'everybody is vulnerable'. This seemed so poignant to me, strangely reassuring that we are all the same and equally exposed to our own emotional ebbs and flows as well as the external forces of the world around us. I've carried the sentence around in my head for days and these images are a response, a visual message back to Marina Abromović.