‘Time Piece’ Live performance at the Vaults Bazar

Time Piece Wednesday 24th February 2010. Live performance at ‘The Vaults Bazar’. The Vaults, Birmingham. Curated by TROVE.

Time Piece is a performance by Paul Newman simulating the movement of a waiter clearing tables. The action is a metaphor for the mechanics of an analogue clock and is an association with ‘a slice of time’, both as shift work and as a durational performance for the length of a show.  The routine is relatively precarious as a rehearsed action with the potential for lapses in concentration due to distraction, boredom and fatigue, generating incident that can disrupt the mechanism of the clock. Its framework explores two components of performance; repetition and unpredictability.