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The Clock Tells the Hour

Wednesday, March 31 2021
7:00p - 8:00p

A performance after a year of pandemic, co-hosted by Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance and SPACE, with support from Saginaw Valley State University.

How do we tell time? How does time tell us? Time passes in the smallest parts of the universe—in the decay of atoms—and marks immense human movements on the earth (railways bringing standard time and empire; the doomsday clock telling how close we stand to nuclear war). We walk, move, have being, know one another, and use language in time; in the time of pandemic, we have made our own clocks.

Over the past year, our shared and individual senses of time have changed as the pandemic has interrupted our rituals, our movements, and our schedules. The first iteration of The Clock Tells the Hour marks a year of isolation, loss, mass death, and timeshift—as well as of joyful resistance, solidarity, resilience, and community. In this one-hour performance, twelve writers and artists tell time in their own ways, in stillness, sound, and language.

Performances by:

Nicole Antebi / Andrea Blancas Beltran / Wah-Ming Chang/Éireann Lorsung / Mia Ayumi Malhotra / Monica Ong / Timothy Otte / Ruben Quesada / Arra Lynn Ross / Said Shaiye / Morgan Talty / Asiya Wadud

Music by Matthew Houston

7 p.m. US Eastern (6 CT / 5 MT / 4 PT) / 65 minutes / Online/ Sliding scale $0-$8/
All Ticket Revenue & Donations Will Go To Performers

SPACE is proud to announce a request for proposals for our new commissioning program, Sonic Visions. This new project grant initiative will give $2500 stipends for selected musicians and sound weavers for new projects. Read more about the RFP application here.