Do One Thing For One Hour: Smoking

date: 28 September- 26 October 2014
venue: Instant 42 space Taipei
media: single channel video (60mins) 
in the exhibition INPAF#2

Do One Thing For One Hour: Smoking

As a practice of durational performance, River aims to unfold the relationship between time and duration and considers body and it’s action as the method of spending/ measuring time. Taking one hour as the unit of measuring time in this work, River is keen to question how a simple and repeated behavior in everyday life could be operated and transformed into the ritualistic performativity while it lasts for one hour long. Some idea has come to River’s mind such as sleeping, eating and smoking. River chooses to smoke which could be physically painful with the curiosity of what will happen if smoking for one hour.