Pace Investigations No. 6:
a yearlong performance artwork by Sandrine Schaefer


Pace Investigations No 6.1
September 22, 2017  
4:59-6:33 AM and 6:41-8:15 PM EST

Pace Investigations No 6.2
December 21, 2017
5:29-7:11 AM and 4:15 - 5:57 PM EST

Pace Investigations No 6.3
March 20, 2018
5:12-6:46 AM and 6:57-8:32 PM EST

Pace Investigations No 6.4
June 21, 2018
2:53-5:0 8AM and 8:25-10:40 PM EST

Location: The Watch Factory Riverwalk near the South Dock
(the public walkway behind Watch Factory Lofts located at 185 Crescent St, Waltham, MA 02453)

In the 1850’s The Waltham Watch Company developed machinery that produced interchangeable parts. This influenced the mass production of timepieces on an international scale and consequently privileged a shared time consciousness still felt today. Pace Investigations No. 6 explores Waltham's historic role in the mass synchronization of mechanical time, considers pre-colonial understandings of time buried by Industrialization, and proposes ways time might be felt and measured in the future.
Beginning on the Autumnal equinox, Pace Investigations No. 6 occurs during dawn and dusk and repeats seasonally on a public pathway behind the former Waltham Watch Factory. The actions and materials of the performance are site-specific and the duration of the performance shifts as the duration of the sunrise and sunset change from season to season. As the project unfolds the tension between mechanical, cyclical, and felt time becomes palpable. 

Pace Investigations No. 6 is made possible in part through a Live Arts Boston Grant through the Boston Foundation