Featured Long Durational Work
The 12-Hour Revolution (2013), Frances Barrett
Duration: 12 hours
Photographs by Alex Wisser
In The 12-Hour Revolution, Frances Barrett endured a repetition of the same act: crawling on her hands and knees in a circle on the floor of the Sydney Guild gallery space. Throughout the duration of the performance, her pace varied based on her levels of enthusiasm and fatigue. As each circle was completed, she would pass a clown’s horn installed at her level and she would reach for it to honk. The sound of the horn was recorded and relayed on the hour, every hour, from the time the sound was made to the end of the 12-hour period.
Read more about this work on Frances Barrett's website.