In The Near Future , After Before

Public Program
Nov 9, 2005
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sharon Hayes’ performative presentation at Art in General on November 9, from 6-8 pm is part of PERFORMA05, the first biennial of new visual art performance at venues across New York City, from November 3-21, 2005.

Documentation of In the near future (2005):
In nine separate actions that took place from November 1-9, 2005 at various public locations throughout New York City, Sharon stood on the street holding a sign. Each day the sign had a different message drawn from a record of past protests or potential future protests. These actions were the first iterations of Sharon’s new project, In the near future, which investigates public expression and protest. While the passing street audience forms a general public, other audience members were invited to both witness and document the action. This, sometimes excessive, documentation marked each action as an “event.” In its presentation, the documentation is projected on nine separate slide projectors, allowing for a second reading that moves across and between the nine slogans.

The actions took place in the following locations and times:
Tuesday, November 1st, 3-4 p.m., Union Square
Wednesday, November 2nd, 9-10 a.m., Broad St. (also Nassau St.), between Exchange Pl. & Wall St.
Thursday, November 3rd, 12-1 p.m., Madison Square Garden, 7th Ave. & 33rd St.
Friday, November 4th, 8-9 a.m., Times Square, 44th St. & Broadway
Saturday, November 5th, 3-4 p.m., Central Park, 59th St. & Columbus Circle
Sunday, November 6th, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5th Ave., between 50th & 51st St.
Monday, November 7th, 11 a.m. -12 p.m., Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building, 125th St. & 7th Ave.
Tuesday, November 8th, 8-9 a.m., City Hall, Chambers St. & Broadway
Wednesday, November 9th, 10-11 a.m., Washington Square Park arch, Wash. Sq. North & 5th Ave.

Documentation by: Doug Ashford, Defne Ayas, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Lea Cetera, Moyra Davey, Kirsten Forkert, Benj Gerdes, Sofia Hernández, Hans Kuzmich, Sowon Kwon, H. Lan Thao Lam, Zoe Leonard, Lana Lin, Clarinda MacLow, Anthony Marcellini, Janina McCormack, Whitney Rugg, Vanessa Tedesco, John Weir.

6th Floor Gallery

Project Descriptions:

In The Near Future
After Before