Bodies of Work
Occupying buildings changes us. Often people move through them habitually and do not notice the subtle ways in which they participate in who we become. To explore this observation, the projects under this title all have an extreme spatial condition that breaks the habits of those who occupy them.
Bodies and buildings both change, the former usually more quickly than the latter. The instructions for performances contained under this heading slow those who follow them down to the speed of a building often catching them in a looping task that can continue longer than the performer will live.
Due to forces such as politics, entropy, and shifts in human desire, our environments are continually in flux. Often, though, these changes occur too slowly for us to notice and buildings are thus thought of as stable. Each work in this section speeds up the already time based reality of buildings to something we can perceive, a performance.