Jun
28
2008
<em>Fashionably Late for the Relationship</em>
 

R. Luke DuBois
Fashionably Late for the Relationship, 2008
Collaboration with Lián Amaris Sifuentes and WIKA
DVD, video
63 min

Fashionably Late for the Relationship is a three-day long public performance by Lián Amaris Sifuentes. As a woman prepares for a night on the town, three days pass by in the city around her. In this live performance, Sifuentes’ slow, nuanced actions become a counterpoint to and critique of the unnaturally rapid and unyielding pace of the public environment, which she redefines as the private, feminine ritual space of a boudoir. The performance took place for three entire consecutive days (July 7-9, 2007) in Union Square, New York. Throughout the whole performance collaborator R. Luke DuBois documented the piece with video in three channels. Using a visual averaging computational process, DuBois’ representation of the entire 72 hour outdoor performance was algorithmically time-compressed before it was edited.

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