time body space objects 3 - defibrillator, chicago

Added on by Jessica Gath.

 

Saturday, March 8, 2014    10am - 10pm

12 artists have been invited to participate. Each artist will be assigned one hour – randomly. There will be no clean up or set up time, one hour will transition into the next. Each artist must leave the space empty at the end of their hour. The theme will be commitment. There will be no remnants left behind.

Participating artists:

10am-11am      Francisco-Fernando Granado
11am-12pm      Paul Couillard                   
12pm-1pm        Autumn Hays                        
1pm-2pm          John G. Boehme                   
2pm-3pm          Jessica Gath                      
3pm-4pm          Michelle Lacombe                
4pm-5pm          Michal Samama                   
5pm-6pm          Paul Waddell                    
6pm-7pm          Sue Murad                        
7pm-8pm          Joshua Kent                      
8pm-9pm          Miao Jiaxin                       
9pm-10pm        Thomas Albrecht

Curated by Joseph Ravens, Alice Vogler & Vela Phelan

[Photos: Vela Phelan]

I wrote a participatory performance about you and for you (anonymously, of course). 

As I said each line aloud I thought of you and what experience we've shared. After each statement I paused for 1 minute, allowing time and space for the audience members to access similar experiences in their own lives – and to speak their thanks aloud. Sometimes the result was a beautiful chorus of thank yous. Sometimes they punctuated the minute here and there. Sometimes we spent sixty seconds in silence.

Thank you for the beautiful, delicious dinner.

Thank you for installing the dimmer in my kitchen.

Thank you for giving me the pillow you made.

Thank you for the bruised tomatoes.

Thank you for the stationery.

Thank you for sharing that song with me.

Thank you for the graph paper.

Thank you for making me graph paper.

Thank you for the waffle… the one with strawberries.

Thank you for the Swedish gummies.

Thank you for letting me crash at your place.

Thank you for letting me draw on the walls.

Thank you for the haircut.

Thank you for the camp-out.

Thank you for the chilaquiles.

Thank you for sending me a letter.

Thank you for looking like you do.

Thank you for the earl grey tea and rose petals ice cream on the beach.

Thank you for making us fall in love with you at a bar.

Thank you for leaving Björk lyrics on our studio wall.

Thank you for the miniature, high tea diorama

Thank you for [making jasmine green tea with violet crumble ice cream and bringing it to me on the beach] the ice cream.

Thank you for the popsicle.

[Thank you for the gum. Especially for trying to find big red.]

Thank you for the swim.

Thank you for teaching me how to read.

Thank you for the cookies.

Thank you for being you.

Thank you for making me.

Thank you for making me some tiny, origami shrimp party sticks.

Thank you for the postcard.

Thank you for the pen.

Thank you for your ear.

Thank you for inviting me to your pretend diner.

Thank you for the macaroni and cheese.

Thank you for making the teeny-tiny-diner-dinner with me.

Thank you for sharing your book.

Thank you for that recipe.

Thank you for the fortune.

Thank you for the tiny desserts in the magic oven.

Thank you for the yogurt pops.

Thank you for teaching me how to swim.

Thank you for the orange-pineapple juice.

Thank you for the milk-carton, arithmetic robot.

Thank you for the delivery.

Thank you for the lemon bars.

Thank you for the Lionel Richie tape.

Thank you for showing me a different way.

Thank you for the flowers.

Thank you for the donuts.

Thank you for the bagels.

Have I forgotten anything? Shout it out!


Thank you for the fun.