Time is the best medium of exchange for this TIME NOW. It is something we have very little control of and it's speed is exponentially frightening. It eats our lives, our minds and our souls. Rips us to shreds.
As artists we take time as a medium of exchange, playing with it, extending it, using it as paint, bronze, wood and we color our world with it in endurances that stretch our own and other's minds. We want to give time back to ourselves and others.
In the spirit of extending time, Linda Mary Montano called Nicolas Dumit Estevez 2016 and began talking in slow motion, another way of enduring, a format which is Montano's practice and proclivity.
Estevez called recently in "fast time" and proposed that they do a slow-time audio performance for his upcoming show. Their listening-slow-motion extended moan and chant of a semi-intelligible conversation is the result.
As artists we are asked to solve our own art/life questions and dilemmas. Time is everyone's problema!
Slow down, talk so slowly that each word is a felt poem.
It feels real good.
Linda Mary Montano June 2017