Works like these represent a radical departure for a country “that revered two-dimensional screen painting,” says Schimmel. Visitors to his show must step through Entrance (1955), a work created by delivering a karate chop to a thick paper screen. It must be re-created each time it is presented, and the artist, who is still alive but cannot travel, gave Schimmel permission to enact the work. “My first attempt was not successful,” Schimmel recalls. “The paper was much harder than I had imagined, and I kind of bounced off it initially. This time, I made sure I hit it with all my force.”
Unfortunately, most students who are competing seriously to get into a highly competitive college with one of the lowest acceptance rates may have a tough struggle through the four years of high school leading up to graduation, pushing towards their desired result. In many cases, if the student is rejected due to the high volume of applicants, their extreme efforts may feel like they were for naught. Four years in pursuit of a goal that fails to flourish can be a very tough and exhausting feat to deal with. Generally, seniors are urged to certainly take their applications seriously, but maintain a balanced secondary school experience, and approach postsecondary opportunities without putting all of their eggs in one very competitive basket. Instead, seniors are encouraged to apply to a variety of schools with a range of acceptance rates.