3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Fashionably Late for the Relationship

R.Luke DuBois
Lián Amaris Sifuentes
Fashionably Late for the Relationship, 2008
Interactive installation
01SJ Biennial: Superlight
San Jose Museum of Art
May 10 – August 31, 2008

Fashionably Late For The Relationship is a three-channel interactive video installation using footage taken from a three-day long public performance of the same name. As a woman prepares for a night out, three days pass by in the city behind her. In the live performance, her slow, nuanced actions become a counterpoint to and critique of the unnaturally rapid and unyielding pace of the public environment which she redefines as the private, feminine ritual space of a boudoir. Accelerated to sixty times speed in the final video, the barely perceptible acts of her intimate narrative unfold in a radically condensed time frame, making her actions the punctuation within the ephemeral blur of the transformed urban landscape.