8640 Minutes

For Windows the choreographer and artist Janine Harrington explored our everyday relationship to time with two interrelated artworks. The Human Clock was performed by a team of dancers who operated seconds, minutes, and hours with paper pages mimicking a digital clock as accurately as possible using only their own sense of time passing. In 10 Minutes participants were asked to gauge ten minutes of time without using a clock. They turned a numbered page when they felt that a minute had passed, and being visible from the pavements outside they also became performers. A wall drawing of recorded times developed over the week ranging from five and a half minutes to just short of twenty-five minutes.