J'attends le temps II

J’attends le temps / I wait for the time is a video installation that deals with the notions of inertia and the stoppage of time as experienced by an anonymous protagonist. In the video, time in its various states is represented by three clocks affixed to a black-clad figure. Fixed in the present moment, the performer moves through an inert and repulsive frozen landscape.
This video explores the relative nature of time’s passage and troubles its conception as uniform and straightforward. The image of a place appears frozen in one’s memory whereas time’s forward motion continues outside the viewer’s personal sphere.

Concept: Rojin Shafiei 
Performer: Holly Timpener
Production: OBORO
May 2018

P.S: This piece was created as part of the Artist Residency at OBORO, funded by Montreal Council of Art. 

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