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Composing Absence (Daylight Saving Project II), 2008
Single-channel video, daylight saving performance
Length: 60 sec
First projection: Origins and Futures, 14th Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Study of Time, Monte Verde, Costa
07.24.2010 - 07.31.2010

Part two of the Daylight Saving Project, Composing Absence contrasts the lengthy Taking Back The Night (2007-08). The collection of source material stems from six months later, when DST standards require all clocks pushed ahead one hour. While Taking Back The Night concentrates on the layering of time, Composing Absence focuses on its void. In a single shot, one minute long, the video captures a computer clock automatically skipping from 1:59 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.. This absence or displacement of time is then looped for the duration of one-hour. This is a gesture attempting to “fill” the missing hour and to acknowledge the time that has been lost.