Taking Back The Night (Daylight Saving Project I), 2007
Two-channel video, daylight saving performance (autumn)
Length: 1 hr video, 2 hr performance
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
Taking Back The Night roots itself in the act of turning the clocks back to adhere to Daylight Saving regulations. The source material is a documentation of a two hour-long performance in which one continuous shot captures the artist simply existing in time and space. Upon the conclusion of the first hour, at 2 a.m., Daylight Saving practice comes into affect and the clock turns back to 1 a.m.. The artist must then re-live the past hour in déjà vu fashion. In post-performance production, the two hours are split, installed parallel from one another, and played simultaneously. Compounding both space and time, the conceptual impossibility of one individual existing twice within the “exact” same time frame becomes possible.