Interim: after the end and before the beginning
With Choreographer Chandralehka
Presented at the Queens Museum of Art, New York
BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC, Next Wave Festival
Artists in Action: October 19-21, 1995
H 30′ x W 92’x D 22’ (914 x 2804 x 671 cm.)
T.H. Subash Chandran
Usha K. Nair
Interim: after the end and before the beginningwas an inquiry into now a moment in time might appear if captured and subsequently stretched. By default, the division of time into a singular moment is an impossibility, to contemplate the present, it is already past, therefore this work became an infinite, eternal fiction.
This moment was defined by a basic human increment, a single blink of an eye, which occurred over forty minutes. A sequence of percussion, movement, light, reflection and visual occurrences obliquely illuminate this moment which cannot be held, retained but only imagined.
Forty minute single eye blink spanning 55 feet (1676 cm)
Breathing horizontal figure with latex shadow which stretches
White powder mound cratered with stones
Copper reflecting pool