I don't revolve around you

2017

Still image from film documentation, performance duration 1 hour

Site specific work at Black Box Projects Space, in The University for Creative Arts, Farnham, U.K.

Live Performance: 08.12.2017 

Exhibition open: 08-15.12.2017

Here Jacobs is using a kinetic light sculpture to capture silhouettes crossing the contours of the naked body. In reference to a peep show and the idea of a constructed gaze shown in Marcel Duchamp's work Étant donnés: 1° la chute d'eau / 2° le gaz d'éclairage,1946–1966. 

 

Though the repetition of darkness, dusk is split by the light,
A continuum, revolving at an unknown instance.
Shadow acting as the frame for time,
Yet the structure holds light in the place of time.

By trying to define the position of where the infinite lies,

do we begin to understand how motion itself turns?

Live performance duration 1 hour, Film documentation 10 minutes.

All images copyright of Alice Jacobs 2019