Adam York Gregory & Gillian Jane Lees
TAKING THE TIME
16-18 MAY, The Briggait directions
Durational performance from noon Thu 16 - noon Fri 17 May Public Access - Thu 16 May - 12noon - Midnight
Fri 17 May - 9:30 - 12noon
(Performance will continue over Thursday night with no public access)
Special balcony viewing times - view the performance from above:
Thu 16 May 9pm-1030pm
Friday 17 May 11am-12noon (end of durational performance)
Fri 17 May 12noon - 8pm
Sat 18 May 930am-12noon
No tickets required - just turn up
SUPPORTED BY CREATIVE SCOTLAND & BRITISH COUNCIL.
In a durational work that examines our unique relationship with time, Gillian and Adam will ask 1,440 people in Glasgow to share a specific time that is important to them, and over the course of 24 hours they will set an alarm for each of them to create a unique sonic sculpture which will remain in situ for the following 24 hours. A ledger featuring all 1,440 reasons for that person’s favourite time of day will be available to view.
TAKE THE SURVEY: http://aworkinghypothesis.co.uk/taking-the-time-project/
Gillian Jane Lees is a Glasgow based performance practitioner. She makes rigorous attempts to build and control her environment over hours, and sometimes days, by undertaking physically demanding and mentally exhausting durational performances. Gillian’s interest lies in the fleeting moment where her will to succeed meets her diminishing physical ability to complete each task.
Adam York Gregory is a scientist, games designer, typesetter, film-maker and visual artist. His practice reflects each of these disciplines, often combining them to create novel areas of exploration, using his background in creating scientific investigations as a starting point for artistic explorations and methodologies. Together, their practice seeks to explore the notion of ‘the imagined ideal’ through subjective performance, objective experimentation, documentation and observation.