Julia Tcharfas

Download 5 to 11 Questionnaire

 

LAND and Werkartz artist in residence, Julia Tcharfas invites you to take part in her What Do You Do Between 5 P.M. and 11 P.M.? questionnaire, issued here exactly one-year into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tcharfas stumbled upon the question that inspired her current project in a 1938 self-help book, titled How Never to Be Tired; or, Two Lifetimes in One by Marie Beynon Ray. “What do you do between 5 P.M. and 11 P.M.?” is a title of a chapter that prescribes a methodical routine, in which work and play, day and night, productive time and free time are clearly defined and interlace in a delicate balance. For many of us, including the artist, the illusion of these categories and the equilibrium they rotate in has been distorted during California’s Safer at Home order. The temporal experience of confinement, anticipation, repetition, and synchronicity in lockdown has led Tcharfas to seek new ways of filling and measuring the passage of time, or simply to un-clock.

Under the LANDxAIR residency, Tcharfas plans to render the collected questionnaires into her ongoing research for assembling an anti-clock. The artist encourages participants to fill-out the questionnaire by hand or on the computer and mail to either the street address or the email address listed below.

Julia Tcharfas
Before Present
955 S. Pasadena Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
be4present@gmail.com

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