YOUR STARES

YOUR STARES CAUSE US LOTS OF GRIEF. 

WE OFTEN DONT GET ANY REST OUT AND ABOUT BECAUSE WE ARE CONSTANTLY HAVING TO DECODE THEM

THE NEXT PART OF THIS TOUR IS YOUR STARE

STARES ARE DANGEROUS ESPECIALLY WHEN PAIRED WITH SILENCE.

IM SURE YOU KNOW THIS.

 

I WANT YOU TO OPEN YOUR CAMERA ON YOUR COMPUTER/PHONE OR GET A MIRROR

PUT YOUR FACE CLOSE TO YOUR DEVICE

 

AND LOOK AT YOUR EYES 

IN YOUR EYES

LOOK AT THE COLOUR

THE SHAPE

THE SIZE OF YOUR EYES

ARE THEY KIND

ARE THEY WARM

ARE THEY COLD

ARE THEY ALIVE OR DEAD

YOUR EYES HAVE SEEN SO MUCH 

I WANT YOU TO THINK OF A TIME WHEN YOU AVERTED YOUR EYES 

WHEN YOU SAW SOMETHING YOU DIDNT LIKE

LIKE A TIME WHEN YOU SAW SOMETHING GROSS 

OR SOMETHING 

SCARY 

OR 

WHEN YOU SAW RACISM AND TURNED THE OTHER WAY

NOW I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT THE TIME YOU STARED 

WHEN YOU SHOULDNT HAVE

SOMETHING YOU WERE TOLD NOT TO LOOK AT

LIKE PORN 

A VIOLENT TV SHOW 

WHEN YOU SAW SOMEONE BEING ATTACKED AND WATCHED 

I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT THE FIRST TIME YOU CONSUMED YOU CONSUMED SOMEONE ELSE WITH YOUR EYES 

WHEN YOU TOOK THEM IN 

WITH A GAZE 

A GLANCE 

A DEEP STARE 

WHY DID YOU STARE AT THEM?

WAS IT BECAUSE THEY LOOKED DIFFERENT

OR ATTRACTIVE 

OR YOU ONLY WATCHED BECAUSE YOU DIDNT WANT TO BE IN HARMS WAY 

YOUD RATHER WATCH THEM BE IN PAIN 

I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT THAT TIME WHEN YOU WATCHED SOMONE GET HURT ONLINE 

DID YOU FEEL ANYTHING?

HOW LONG DID IT EFFECT YOU?

DID YOU SHARE IT AND SEARCH FOR MORE?

DID YOU TRY TO LISTEN TO THEM OR WHERE YOU ONLY INTERESTED IN SEING THE MOMENT OF PAIN 

I WANT YOU TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR

 

WEBCAM

 

AND SAY 

WHAT IT IS YOU HAVE CONSUMED WITH YOUR EYES 

GOT SOMETHING?

......

SIT WITH THAT

....

IN SILENCE

....

KNOW THAT THIS SILECE THAT YOU HEAR SILENCE 

THAT YOU ARE RIGHT NOW PRACTICING

IS VIOLENCE

....

I NEED YOU TO SAY TO YOURSELF 

OUT LOUD WHAT YOU HAVE CONSUMED WITH YOUR EYES 

WHY YOU DID IT 

AND IF YOU REGRET 

NOW I NEED YOU TO PROMISE 

TO YOURSELF

WHAT YOU WILL DO DIFFERENTLY

NEXT PART OF THE TOUR