I wish I could control time, but is a three days performance series with an installation of mechanical clocks.
At 6 o’clock, I released the alarm and set each of the random clocks to an absolute 6 at 6 o’clock. I wound the clocks.
At 6 o’clock, I started syncronizing the clocks according to the watch I was wearing. I also set an alarm at 5 o’clock. I wound the clocks, also the alarms.
At 5 o’clock, the clocks started to ring, but not at the same time. I waited until all of them finished and set the time back to random. I wound the clocks, also the alarms.
From the trivial to the consequential,
losing to regaining, tears to laughter, death and love…
In many moments, I wish for the power of control.
I want to change the past and the future,
I want to change the flow of time.
I look at the mechanical clocks sitting in the corner.
They move forward when their spring gets tightened,
they ring, when they reach the preset time.
Am I able to manipulate time by manipulating them?
If I set them all to start at the same time,
If I tighten them all with the same strength,
will they run with the same speed?
Will they stop at the same time?
I feel all the intensities, rising and descending.
Eventually they will fall into place.
As will I.