project image
Nabeela Vega

first performed on September 5, 2015
NiGHTSHiFT II, Castledrone, Boston, MA
performed once in 2015


Boston, MA / Chicago, IL /


“Pace Investigations No. 1”: Create a performance. Repeatedly cycle through this performance eight times over a three-hour duration. Each cycle of the performance loses time. As this occurs, the actions in the performance must shift. Some become unrecognizable from previous cycles. Some merge to become a different action all together. Some actions are abandoned, while others increasingly gain significance. The actions that make up the performance are site-sensitive, rooted in pleasure, and primarily minimal. They are both subtle and surreal as they distort the artist’s own body through every day means.

“Pace Investigations No. 1” is an exercise in identifying the essential within a piece. It is an exercise in surrender. It is an exercise that exposes the vulnerability of the human body and reveals its complex relationship to time. It is a work that asks how one copes with acceleration, deceleration, and ambiguity when enduring time that is mediated by external forces.

Cycle 1:

1 hour 20 minutes

Cycle 2:

44 minutes

Cycle 3:

22 minutes

Cycle 4:

12 minutes 22 seconds

Cycle 5:

08 minutes 06 seconds

Cycle 6:

04 minutes 08 seconds

Cycle 7:

02 minutes 22 seconds

Cycle 8:

01 minute 01 second