As part of Marina Abramovies groundbreaking exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the artist herself logged 700 hours over the course of 3 months in a small chair. Visitors were invited to sit across from the performance artist’s stolid countenance, for whatever ------- they desired, the -------- sitting for only a few moments and the bold sitting for several hours; the visitors thus became --------- components of the piece, wittingly or unwittingly.
tenure possession - occupancy - ownership
I know the answers. But I feel a little difficult with the meaning. Could someone make it easy for me?
Hmm, so she sits in a chair silently and visitors can sit across from her, for as short a time or as long as they want. So this is a kind of performance art. The visitor becomes a part of the art while he or she is sitting there.
So the easiest one is “the -------- sitting for only a few moments and the bold sitting for several hours” This is obviously the opposite of bold - looking at the answers, there is no obvious answer - I guess it is not that easy. So moving on to another line of thought, I think you would have to be stubborn to sit for so long, for the “short sitters”, if you are irresolute, you don’t have as much tenacity, so I would go with irresolute.
For the first blank, “for whatever ------- they desired” it seems obvious that they can sit for whatever reason they want. Looking at the answers, the closest thing to reason is motive, so I would go with that.
For the last blank, I think the sentence sounds fine without anything at all in the blank. I guess that may make it more difficult, but try picking a word that reinforces “became” or “components”. I would go with “integral”, since that would mean necessary or important components, reinforcing the word “components”.
Note, I looked up irresolute and it basically is the opposite of bold, so my first train of thought should have worked if I was more polished on my definitions - at least I got the right answer!