Sandrine Schaefer | Pace Investigations No. 4

image credit: Documentation of Pace Investigations No. 2 (2016) © Ian Skalky

image credit: Documentation of Pace Investigations No. 2 (2016) © Ian Skalky

July 14, 2016-July 30, 2016

SAIC Low Residency Thesis Exhibition

Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th Floor, Chicago, IL

http://sites.saic.edu/lowres2016/

Pace Investigations No.4 is a fifteen-day performance art piece and residual installation. Each day, the same performance is repeated and either loses or recovers time. As this occurs, the actions that make up the performance must shift. Some actions become unrecognizable from previous days. Some merge to become a different action all together. Some actions are abandoned, while others increasingly gain significance. The work asks how one copes with acceleration, deceleration, and ambiguity when enduring institutional mediation, shared space, the presence of organic and inorganic materials, and other external forces.

The work is site-sensitive and functions as a corporeal archive of the context transmitted through a singular body. It is an exercise in identifying what is essential in the moment. It is an exercise in surrender. It is an exercise that exposes the vulnerability of the human body by revealing its complex relationship to time.

Pace Investigations No. 4 Schedule

July 14: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

July 15: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

July 16: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

July 17: Gallery Closed

July 18: 5:30 pm - 5:45 pm

July 19: 5:30 pm - 5:38 pm

July 20: 5:30 pm - 5:34 pm

July 21: 5:30 pm - 5:32 pm

July 22: 5:30 pm - 5:31 pm

July 23: 3:00 pm - 3:02 pm

July 24: Gallery Closed

July 25: 5:30 pm - 5:34 pm

July 26: 5:30 pm - 5:38 pm

July 27: 5:30 pm - 5:45 pm

July 28: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

July 29: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

July 30: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm