Pace Investigations No. 6.4


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 2017 Autumnal equinox, Pace Investigations No. 6 repeats at dawn and dusk on the equinoxes and solstices for a full calendar year. Sited on a public pathway behind the former Waltham Watch Factory, the actions and materials of the performance are site-specific. The duration of the performance adapts to changes in sunrise and sunset times from season to season. The final installment of this yearlong work by Sandrine Schaefer occurs on June 21, 2018.

LOCATION: The Watch Factory Riverwalk
(behind Watch Factory Lofts 185 Crescent St, Waltham, MA 02453)

Pace Investigations No 6.4
June 21, 2018
2:53-5:08 AM and 8:25-10:40 PM

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

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

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

image: Sandrine Schaefer | Pace Investigations No. 6.3 (spring 2018) | photo by Daniel S. DeLuca

Pace Investigations No. 6 is supported in part through a Live Arts Boston Grant through the Boston Foundation and the Waltham Cultural Council which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.