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Performance, installation, 2002
Duration 30 minutes
York University, Toronto, ON, 2022
Real Time is an installation/performance which investigates the disparity that exists between the audience and the moving image being viewed; how we are voyeurs that do not recognize our potential to manipulate the action taking place on the T.V. Screen. Inside a 2nd floor gallery chairs are set-up in rows in front of a television, where spectators sit during the “screening”. Positioned at the window is a video camera with a live-feed to the television. The image on the monitor is from the point of view of inside the gallery looking out the window at me (the artist) waving and yelling, trying to get the audience’s attention (there is no sound). Simultaneously, I really am outside the gallery waving and yelling, though I am not immediately visible from where the chairs are positioned, one has to stand up and walk to the window to see me. At the end of the screening, after I exit the frame, I enter the gallery and turn off the television, at which point viewers should make the connection that what they just viewed was in real time.