HOW THE STARS STAND


  • Open Source Gallery 306 17th St Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States

'How the Stars Stand' is a 37 day performative action in which I will abandon our conventional measure of 'Earth-time' to instead live by time as experienced on Mars. Due to differences in the rates of planetary rotation, a Martian day is 24h 39m 35.24s, approximately 2.7% longer than a standard day on Earth.

I will live according to Mars time for a full (although approximated) cycle – that would see my ‘day’ gradually separate from Earth-bound standards, invert, and then slowly return to synchronicity. This work serves as a contemplation on the arbitrary nature of time itself, seeking to examine the conceptual shifts that occur when conventions are divorced from physical experience. This performative action is taking place at Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn, NY through July/August and is being conducted in consultation with Dr. Michael Allison of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

For more information please visit howthestarsstand.com