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Pace Investigations No. 6.2
December 21, 2017 @ 5:30 am - 6:00 pmFree
In the 1850’s The Waltham Watch Company developed machinery that produced interchangeable parts. This influenced the mass production of timepieces on an international scale and consequently privileged a shared time consciousness still felt today. Pace Investigations No. 6 is a yearlong performance artwork that explores Waltham's role in the mass synchronization of mechanical time, considers pre-colonial understandings of time buried by Industrialization, and proposes ways time might be felt and measured in the future.
Beginning on the 2017 Autumnal equinox, Pace Investigations No. 6 repeats at dawn and dusk on the equinoxes and solstices for a full calendar year. Sited on a public pathway behind the former Waltham Watch Factory, the actions and materials of the performance are site-specific. The duration of the performance adapts to changes in sunrise and sunset times from season to season. As Pace Investigations No. 6 unfolds, the tension between mechanical, cyclical, and felt time becomes palpable.
This event is a come and go experience that occurs during twilight hours only along a public outdoor Riverwalk in Waltham, MA. The audience is welcome to arrive and leave at any point. Please advise that there is no seating and the light changes during these performances. It is recommended that the audience brings a light source with them.
Pace Investigations No 6.2
December 21, 2017
5:29-7:11 AM and 4:15 - 5:57 PM EST
Pace Investigations No 6.3
March 20, 2018
5:12-6:46 AM and 6:57-8:32 PM EST
Pace Investigations No 6.4
June 21, 2018
2:53-5:0 8AM and 8:25-10:40 PM EST
Pace Investigations No. 6 is made possible in part through a Live Arts Boston Grant through the Boston Foundation.