SC Biennial 2023 Part II Opening Reception
Sandrine Schaefer will be debuting her performance, “Pace Investigations No. 13” at 701 CCA during the exhibition reception on Friday, January 12, 2024. As a time-based performance, the artist will begin at 5:50. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to the Biennial Part ll Artists’ Reception to watch.
In Pace Investigations No. 13, the same performance repeats 13 times over a 2-hour 6 minute and 30 second continuous duration. What begins as a 32-minute performance incrementally loses time to become a 30-second performance, then incrementally gains time to become a 32-minute performance once again. As this constriction, then expansion of time occurs the performance must shift. Some actions that make up the performance speed up or slow down. Some actions become unrecognizable from previous cycles. Some are abandoned, while others gain significance. Some actions merge to become different actions all together. Regardless of how the performance adapts to the temporal constraint, the tension between measured and affective time is palpable.