AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF THE CLOCK
Bodacious performative lecture created by a Spanish curator Alexandra Laudo, aimed at low-key audience and exploring the unique social construct – time.
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An intellectual history of the clock is a bodacious performative lecture created by a Spanish curator Alexandra Laudo, aimed at low-key audience and exploring the unique social construct – time.
Laudo’s lecture revolves around such subjects as measures of time, history of clocks, introduction of clock time or time standardization movement. It explains in numerous ways the mechanisms which have been used for centuries in order to measure time, but also allows to experience its passing by e.g. confronting it with a culinary process and measuring the time needed to prepare a certain dish. The whole undertaking has acquired an original paratheatrical form – it is a kind of a “narrated exhibition” prepared by curator (and a performer at the same time), where works of various contemporary artists exploring the issue of time do not appear physically. Instead, they are presented by means of e.g. a story, description or movement. Can an exhibition be told and not shown? What is the function of image creation in contemporary visual arts? Does a curator rely on objective research and conditions or are all his actions subjective and emotional? These are just a few questions asked by Alexandra Laudo in her experiment exploring our attitudes towards time.
An intellectual history of the clock forms a part of the series of performative lectures associated with a research project on the experience of time. It was initiated by Alexandra Laudo [Heroínas de la Cultura] as part of the CuratorLab program at the Konstfack University (Stockholm), chaired by a Polish curator Joanna Warsza. Following presentations of the lecture-performance take place with the participation and in collaboration with various creators (artists, chefs, dancers, assistants, counsellors, etc.).
Presented with the support of L'Institut Ramon Llull