artwork > Pace Investigations No. 7

Pace Investigations No. 7 asks how one copes with acceleration and deceleration while enduring institutional mediation, shared space, and other external forces. The actions and materials of the performance are site-specific and the duration of the performance is precisely staggered. In Pace Investigations No. 7, the same performance repeats 15 times consecutively over 6 hours and 27 minutes. In each cycle, the performance duration is either increased or decreased by half. What begins as a 1 minute performance incrementally becomes a 2 hour 13 minute performance, then incrementally becomes a 1 minute performance again. As this constriction and expansion of time occurs the performance must shift. Some actions that make up the performance speed up or slow down. Others merge or expand to become different actions all together. Some are abandoned, while others gain significance. Regardless of how the performance adapts, the tension between mechanical and affective time is always palpable.

October 7, 2017

VIVA! Art Action
Les Ateliers Jean-Brillant
661 Rose de Lima – Montreal