3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

Future Film: R. Luke DuBois, Fashionably Late for the Relationship

R. Luke DuBois
Fashionably Late for the Relationship, 2008
In collaboration with Lián Amaris Sifuentes
Friday June 6, 9 pm
Saturday, June 7, 4 pm
Fashionably Late for the Relationship is a three-day long public performance by Lián Amaris Sifuentes. As a woman prepares for a night on the town, three days pass by in the city around her. In this live performance, Sifuentes’ 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. The performance took place for three entire consecutive days (July 7-9, 2007) in Union Square, New York. Throughout the whole performance collaborator R. Luke DuBois documented the piece with video then algorithmically time-compressed the footage. DuBois created a 72 minute film about the outdoor performance using a visual averaging computational process.