The Clock Tells the Hour
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.
Music by Matthew Houston
7 p.m. US Eastern (6 CT / 5 MT / 4 PT) / 65 minutes / Online/ Sliding scale $0-$8/
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