Life is Meaningful #002

2013

Children (or teenagers) are invited to sit alone in a quiet room. Each of them is asked to write on a simple notebook. S/he is going to choose to write “Life is meaningful” or “Life is meaningless” in their mother language. These are the sentences s/he only can write. There is no other choice. The participant is then encouraged to write another sentence, but can make a new choice this time. Actually, the artist wishes the participant could write as more as possible, and s/he can make new choice every time. For example, the writing could be:

“Life is meaningful, Life is meaningless, Life is meaningless, Life is meaningful, Life is meaningless, Life is meaningful, Life is meaningful”

or

“Life is meaningless, Life is meaningless, Life is meaningless”

The participant could stop and leave the room once s/he thought that s/he cannot write more. Then, another participant comes in and continuous the writing.