Live-performance + time-lapse video + installation
Duration: 8 hours
Reframing Conventions is about the plain office space and the act of sitting. The first thing a person does after arriving at the office is take a seat behind its desk. People relax nowadays by sitting down and playing with digital devices. Research pointed out that when human beings sit 8-11 hours a day, they have a till 40% increased chance on a premature death. An (office) workday in the Netherlands is usually 8-hours. The aim of the performance was to research the convention of sitting as a part of INTERVENING SPACE.
In this time lapse video and live performance, the artist experiences what it feels like to sit on the same chair for eight hours straight, without practicing any other action. Becoming aware of the body and the bodily conditioning are fundamental pillars.
* Sitting time: 10.00 – 18.00 o’ clock.
Some fragments from the sitting video:
Founder of ‘Studio Zeitgeist’ and Trendwatcher Farid Tabarki about Reframing Conventions in ‘Het Financieele Dagblad.’
The link to the article.
© Lisette Ros
© Text Financieel Dagblad Farid Tabarki