Evans, Emily Campus Event 1

Last week I attended the presentation of the Mind the Heart Project by Maya Gelfman and Roie Avidan. They spoke of their journey from Tel Aviv to America, living out of a van and installing art in public spaces. I found it interesting how much of their motivation to do the project was by putting art in “ugly” spaces, triggering your senses to notice the often ignored area. I was also intrigued by the way they made their lives complete, by asking themselves what five things needed to happen in a day to make them happy. They spoke of their serendipity experiment, in which they would speak to new people every day, and say yes to nearly every request from strangers. I was amazed by how spontaneous and alive this art project is. I am very glad I attended the presentation, as it made me reflect on what makes my life complete.

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