Portfolio > Clock: Watch (1980)

9:00 PM October 1 thru 9:00 PM October 2.
A room within a room within a city within a country within a planet within a universe.

Press Release from 1980:

Clock:Watch, The Effects of Time on the Artist, a performance/installation
as part the First Los Angeles Performance Festival sponsored by LACE and Highland Art Agents at the Vanguard Gallery.

"I am to sit on a chair in a bare room for 24 hours. An industrial type black and white clock is situated on the wall behind the chair. There is a viewing window in the center of the front wall. A camera, mounted on the wall, will automatically photograph me, the chair, and the clock, every hour on the hour. These photographic documents will then be assembled into a limited edition portfolio.

I am very attracted to stark elements in Clock:Watch, the sophisticated design of the raw room and chair, the subtle effects of play - sounds versus isolation, the protective sterile warmth of the brightly lit chamber that would contain and manipulate me. Many forces will be working here to create a situation that is definitely something but almost nothing. The "something" is to be transmitted by attitude - constantly maintaining a performing awareness even if sleep occurs.

This performance concerns time, space, and stamina.

Photographer: Dirk Bakker
Chair Design: Dakota Jackson
Wallpaper Concept: McArthur Binion
Room Construction: Paul McCarthy

Portfolios in the collections of David Travis and David C. Ruttenberg.

9:00 PM, October 1, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
10:00 PM, October 1, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
11:00 PM, October 1, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
12:00 AM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
1:00 AM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
2:00 AM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
3:00 AM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
4:00 AM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
5:00 AM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
6:00 AM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
7:00 AM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
8:00 AM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
9:00 AM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
10:00 AM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
11:00 AM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
12:00 PM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
1:00 PM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
2:00 PM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
3:00 PM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
4:00 PM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
5:00 PM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
6:00 PM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
7:00 PM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
8:00 PM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
9:00 PM, October 2, 1980
Silver gelatin print
8 1/2 x 11 inches
1980
Clock:Watch 24-Hour Contact Sheet
Photo Documentation
1980
Clock:Watch - Closing Event
Photo Documentation
1980