In the series “Stimulation”, artists were invited to partially alter their outer appearances through certain exercises, such as repeatedly pulling on their lips and ears (for their enlargement), nosewrinkling to help deep wrinkles to emerge, bowing down to develop the muscles of the back, etc. In other words, Stimulation offered artists methods for their own mutation. These exercises were rewarded with real money.

 

 

In the “Stimulation” series (Metamorphosis of artists bodies or Stimulation body act ).

I offered to pay an hourly wage for pulling one’s lower lip, wrinkling one’s nose, sucking one’s) finger, pulling on one’s right ear, or scratching one’s chest. 1980

 

 

I paid one rouble to somebody

who hit himself in the nose lightly with his index finger, once, 1980