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May 25, 2017- Rites of Spring::Complacency.pdf
This blog post reflects on an attempted installation at Rites of Spring, an invite-only annual dance held by the "secret" fraternities at Middlebury. It speaks to the fact that the performers were kicked off of the property/alpaca farm by the owner…

February 25, 2017- Reflections from the Mill .pdf
This blog post was written by an anonymous performer after an instillation at the Mill, a social house on campus. In this piece the author talks about their experience performing and critiques the Mill which, despite it's alternative reputation,…

May 12, 2016- Post-Chromatic Mini-Responses .pdf
This blog post includes responses from different "performers" and "bodyguards" after an installation at Chromatic, a social house on campus. These responses detail student reactions to the instillation and observations on the party culture among…

April 22, 2016- Thoughts on BORNS and Beyond.pdf
This blog post reflects on how the Stares and Stairs installation outside of the BORNS Spring Concert was different than other locations and performances. It also addresses the group's attempts to avoid triggering survivors and other questions that…

April 20, 2016- So Many Stares- looking back at our first installation.pdf
This blog post reflects upon the experience of the first ever Stares and Stairs instillation as well as the various supportive, kind, defensive, and violent reactions of students . Stares and Stairs posted this to their website on April 20, 2016.

April 11, 2016- Photos from Past Performances-.pdf
This blog post includes photos from multiple instillations, and depicts the way that performers were dressed, spread out on the stairs, and paired with "bodyguards." Stares and Stairs posted this to their website on April 11, 2016.

April 11, 2016 - The Guy Who Raped Me Saw Me Half-Naked (and I liked it)*.pdf
This blog post lays out the experience and reflections of an anonymous performer who came face to face with her rapist while performing outside of the Spring Concert. Stares and Stairs posted this to their website on April 11, 2016.

February 2, 2016 - The Atwater Staircase- Performance Activism .pdf
This was the first blog post Stares and Stairs posted to their website on February 2, 2016. This post lays out the origin and goals of the group.
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