Work > Pace Investigations

Pace Investigations is a performance art series that asks how one copes with acceleration and deceleration while enduring institutional mediation, shared space, and other external forces. Each iteration of Pace Investigations is new. The actions and materials of the performance are site-specific and the duration of the performance is precisely staggered. The same performance repeats multiple times consecutively, daily, or seasonally. Each time the performance repeats, its duration either loses or recovers time. As this constriction of time occurs, the performance must shift. Some actions that make up the performance speed up while others slow down. Some actions become unrecognizable from previous cycles. Some are abandoned while others gain significance. Some actions merge to become different actions all together. Regardless of how the performance adapts, the tension between mechanical and felt time is palpable.