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