Live-performance + time-lapse video + installation
Duration: 8 hours
While researching current conventions within the “boring”, standard office space in 2012, I funneled my research towards the first and most common human action there: the act of sitting. The first thing we do after arriving at the office is take a seat behind our desks. We even relax nowadays by sitting down and playing with our digital devices. After research I discovered that when we sit 8-11 hours a day, we have a till 40% increased chance on a premature death. An (office) workday in the Netherlands is usually 8-hours.
Thus, I experienced what it feels like to sit on the same chair for eight hours without practicing any other action. Becoming aware of the body and my bodily conditioning are fundamental pillars.
* My sitting time: 10.00 – 18.00 o’ clock.
Founder of ‘Studio Zeitgeist’ and Trendwatcher Farid Tabarki mentioned me and part of my graduation project in his column in the Dutch newspaper ‘Het Financieele Dagblad.’
The link to the article.
© Lisette Ros
© Text Financieel Dagblad Farid Tabarki