Pace Investigations No.2
Create a performance. Repeatedly cycle through this performance 8 times over 8 hours. Each cycle of the performance loses time. As this occurs, the actions in the performance must shift. Some become unrecognizable from previous cycles. Some become different actions all together. Some actions are abandoned, while others increasingly gain significance. This is an exercise in identifying the essential within a piece. It is an exercise in surrender. It is an exercise that exposes the vulnerability of the human body, an exercise designed to fail.
Despite an assumption that may be made when considering the overall duration of Pace Investigations No. 2, this exercise is not about enduring until exhaustion. Rather, it is about asking how much time is necessary for each action. The actions themselves are site-sensitive and rooted in pleasure.
performed January 30, 2016 for solo exhibition at Mobius, Cambridge, MA
all photos by Daniel S. DeLuca