"Full of beginnings without ends ...."
Ursula K. Le Guin
‘I Just Work Here: Business Unusual’
Duration: 8 hours
I Just Work Here is a series of performances in urban and rural spaces. These performances are informed by my work experiences in blue and white collar settings. The character I embody for the series is a caricature of the working woman, a feminine persona that I have donned for some of my jobs, especially as a woman in the tech industry. Often her office attire is a stark contrast to the landscape in which the performance occurs. This character has a controlled sex appeal that gives her some power by playing into stereotypical gender-roles and engaging the male gaze. The character performs repetitive, physically intense labor and her labor yields no product. In a larger sense, the I Just Work Here series raises questions about what work is.
‘Behind the Table’
Duration: 3 hours
Time serve as a frame to enter a timeless space where the action or actions take their own course spontaneously influenced by all the components present in a given space, times and bodies.
Christine M. Babic
‘Strange Land Sceneries’
Duration: 8 hours
My work, my ideas are rooted in my culture and the land from which I was born. I am always writing and rewriting my voice as an indigenous person; finding ways to evolve as a native woman and expose the American Genocide, termination in disguise, blood quantum & all that
encompasses colonialist narrative; ways to personally and collectively decolonize through poetic image and inherently political actions.
Jordan T. Paul
Duration: 1.5 hours
My work seeks to explore the uncanny distance between measured time and felt duration.
‘The Song of a Soldier on Watch (The Song from the Grave) One Man Opera’
Duration: 7 hours
I fervently believe that performing body can become electrified after certain period of time being in a particular state of mind, affecting and disturbing the molecules of its surrounding. However, I don’t believe that duration, by default, can produce a powerful performance but rather more the possibility of a performer to compress the floating time in singular presence.