Archive (2012-2017) > 2013. Every moment

Every moment can be traced back to the first time the sun touched my face
Crane, 5' 10" steel disk
performance running from sunrise to sunset on November 21, 2013

Set to the backdrop of downtown Galt, Cambridge, a crane operator will perform the task of lifting a 300 pound circular steel plate in an action following the course of the sun’s rise from the east, to the delving of the light under the horizon to the west. The banal object celebrates both the sun’s rise and fall, engaged in a hopeless tracing of the solar gesture; an act of mimicry that is simultaneously archival and violent. However, the tension in the gesture also nods to the minimalist act of visually engaging with its surroundings, both in time and space.
Iga Janik