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Time Isolation

Mike Parr
23 November 1971 7 December 1971

SELF-CIRCLE NO.2.-TIME ISOLATION(a work for Video. From.. '20 SELF-CIRCLES.. PROGRAMMES & INVESTIGATIONS '71.')

 mark out a self-circle on the floor of an empty room.
Hang a large clock on the wall immediately behind the self-circle.
Hang this clock at eyelevel, so as you walk the circle you periodically obliterate the image of the clock.
Begin walking anti-clockwise, walking on the perimeter of the circle.
Continue walking anti-clockwise for five minutes.

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS: Videoing should commence as the performer begins walking the self-circle. The cameraman should steadily focus the camera on the face of the clock.
The performer in walking the self-circle can slightly vary his pose. At times the circle can be completed very slowly and at other times his pace can be slightly speeded up.

 M.Parr(1971.

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