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David Lamelas, "Time Line on the High Line," a High Line Performance

July 22-24, 2014

For the High Line, Lamelas invites park visitors and the neighboring community to participate in a new interpretation of Time, a work originally performed in 1970 at Les Arcs, a ski resort in the French Alps. For Time Line on the High Line, Lamelas invites a group of people to stand along a line, beginning the piece by announcing the time at that very moment to the first participant in line, who then “holds” the time for an estimated one minute, at which point they then announce the time out loud and “pass” it to the next person, and so on, eventually revealing the subjective nature of time. Visitors are encouraged to join the line at any point as well as using their native language to announce the time, adding their own subjective sense of time to the performance’s duration, both temporally and physically.

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