David Horvitz and Recess present Let Us Keep Our Own Noon, a project begun during the artist’s Session, In Search of a Longitude.
Let Us Keep Our Own Noon is a phrase found in a late 19th century pamphlet protesting the standardization of time. For the performance, a French church bell made in 1742 was melted into 47 small handbells. The bells will be rung at local noon time each day of the New York Art Book Fair. Performers will gather in the courtyard and ring the bells as they slowly disperse into the fair. The large bell will break down, its sounds will fall out of synch, time will be redistributed through space.
Recess and David Horvitz are looking for 47 performers to ring the bells! The performance will be short, about 10 minutes, and will require less than an hour’s commitment each day. Performers will gather be thanked with lunch donated by Fitzcarraldo (the new endeavor by owners of Rucola) and Blue Bottle Coffee. Performers who can commit to all three days will be invited to a private dinner & performance at Recess at a date TBD.
For information or questions about participating, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local Noon Times:
September 20 – 12:49
September 21 – 12:49
September 22 – 12:49