Streaming My Stolen Hour (DST III), 2017
Livestream video, daylight saving performance (autumn)
Length: 2 hr video
Virtual performance: 01:00 - 03:00 (EDT) Toronto, Canada
Streaming My Stolen Hour (DST III) marks ten years since DiCarlo’s seminal work, Taking Back The Night (DST I), 2007 by continuing to explore the psychically debasing act of turning a clock back to adhere to Daylight Saving regulations. Known for her conceptual aesthetic acts, DiCarlo creates a closed looped system between an analog clock pacing towards the moment of “falling back an hour” and a live stream of the artist’s laptop digital screen recording the clock’s face; the image's reflection reflecting back in on itself. Counter to her 2007 performance that documented the artist waiting patiently for the time change, the ticking clock is the stand-in for her body and anticipation is served to the online viewer. Upon the conclusion of the first hour, at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving practice comes into effect and DiCarlo intervenes to manually turn back the clock to 1 a.m. and relive the past hour in déjà vu fashion.