Prolonged remote connection (taken from the 24 hour act)
As artists Hughes and myself are interested in human interaction and the innumerable variables of using the public within a given piece. Our plan is to create a fictitious 24hour day of actions ranging from the commonplace to the unfamiliar, meticulously planned to the second. We are looking into and exploring themes of control in a situation that is so multivariate, which becomes even more important when multiple people in different locations are living out the “day” requiring precise synchronization.
Prolonged remote connection is an extract from the said piece in which the ideas of control are almost undeniably realized.
The two participants (separated by 61.9 miles) are to stop any action and move to a pre decided location in which they will stand in a predecided direction, looking towards a pre decided point in space for a pre decided interval of time.
Local participant – 520 58’ 0” NORTH, 10 10’ 0” WEST
Remote participant – 530 40’ 49”NORTH, 10 32’ 57” WEST
Local participant – NORTH, NORTH WEST
Remote participant – SOUTH, SOUTH EAST
Local participant – 117m above sea level
Remote participant – 62m above sea level
Distance between two participants – 99,618m