A Recurrence of Duration
22 September 2017
Azkuna Zentroa, Plaza Arriquibar, 4, 48010 Bilbao
Adrian Heathfield talks about his work with artist Tehching Hsieh, particularly focusing on their recent collaboration – Doing Time – Taiwan’s exhibition at the 57th Venice Biennale. Hsieh is renowned for a series of one year long performances in the late 1970s and early 80s that pushed physical and psychological limits and drew attention to time as an artistic material. Heathfield speculates on curatorial practice and performance, their relations with remaining and remains. He discusses the prescience of Hsieh’s work in terms of capitalism’s reformulation of labour and its regulation and acceleration of life.