"The initial thing we think of is applause is an act of praising someone for something they've given to you," said Nelson, who once lived in
It's up to folks participating in the free "Applause" event to decide what they're applauding, making it the perfect time for taking a moment to think about the things in life that deserve recognition. You can also applaud for the people applauding or for the spectators stopping by to experience the event. You don't even have to applaud at all. If you want a nice self-esteem boost, just stop by and be a recipient of the applause.
"It's whatever you make it," said Nelson, who plans on applauding for the entire 120 minutes. In anticipation for the event, Nelson's been practicing his applauding skills.
"I've done it at home, much to the chagrin of my wife," he laughed. "I'm really interested in long durational work in general. I view it as the endurance is part of that -- it's the emotional challenge of it. What are you applauding for? What are you thinking of that you need to praise?"
"Applause" also gives people a chance to put down their phones and connect with those around them, something Nelson's excited about.
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What: "Applause," two hours of unbroken applause
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