Tag Shrink Exercise

Shrink Exercise: Buster’s Unfolding

Buster Keaton was a master of visual comedy in the era of the silent movie. His use of props and perspective often brilliantly deflates presumptions on how things are supposed to be. In the opening scene of The High Sign (1921) the simple gesture of unfolding a newspaper turns into a beautiful shrink/growth exercise; in many [...]

Growth Chart Resilience Exercise

The human species is obsessed with growth. Even without specific context, any decline or absence of growth mostly inspires a negative response while an increase creates a feeling of positivity. Through a series of simple exercises we intend to build resilience against our default response that growth is always good. The Growth Chart Resilience Exercise [...]

Shrink Exercise: Giant Vegetable Hugging

Hugging a giant vegetable initiates a light-hearted feeling of pleasure and relaxation, as well as the experience of being in the presence of a messenger from the future when the human species has become a lot smaller and the world is again a place of unprecedented abundance. The challenge is making the mental switch where [...]