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Time Menu :45/:15

RU – Residency Unlimited
360 Court Street Carroll Gardens _ Brooklyn NY

The work emerges from a discussion on the value and currency of time, when dealing with a fleeting medium (movement) that does not leave tangible products other than memory or visual documentation/footage.

Time is a meter with which we can measure value of our performance.
A visual-art piece usually has no time restrains (you can look at it for however long you want). Performance tends to have a beginning (or a sense of it) and an end (or a sense of it).
If you can measure the value of an object with money by buying it for you to experience it for a longer time, could you make of a performance a durable experience?

Soi3 experiments the work with a limited number of audience over two hours. There are four slots of time, each lasts 30 minutes.

It is laid out as a restaurant menu, with time restricted performances as courses. Each menu is priced with the currency of time and has a fixed price of 30 minutes.

The visitor is asked to guess how long 30 seconds feel for him.

Who has the most accurate perception of time is then guided through the menu of performances as a one-to-one experience with one of the performers, being invited with them ‘for dinner’. The dessert consists in a short, counted-down conversation on the theme of Time and Currency,
The doors of RU close at the beginning of each round/meal and open again every 30 minutes.
The audience is welcome to stay for the whole duration of the sharing or to leave as they please in between each round experiencing the work in first person or as a non participatory witness.

Link to Residency Blog

A collaborative work as Soi3 with Masako Matsushita