When the Time Comes

The day after a nuclear catastrophe finds the participants of an orgy unable to distinguish one body from the other. Frightened and confused, they fight the urge separate from each other.

When the Time Comes reflects on the notion of the body by imagining the possibility of a sudden disappearance of edges. Will the need for survival overrule our need for individuality?

 

#Beginning

Night overtook them on a muddy road. The world melting down about a raw core of possible entities. The names of things slowly following those things into oblivion. Colours. The names of birds. Things to eat. Finally the names of things one believed to be true. More fragile than they would have thought. How much was gone already? The sacred idiom shorn of its referents and so of its reality. Drawing down like something trying to preserve heat. In time to wink out forever.

#Middle

The crash of objects set the wet ground shuddering and it told itself it would stop and soon it did. The dull bedlam dying in the distance. It steadied itself and tried to hear about it. It lay listening. There was a moon somewhere beyond the ashen overcast where you could just make out the trees.
Can you do it? When the time comes? When the time comes there will be no time. Now is the time. Curse God and die. Is there such a being within you of which you know nothing?

#End

Can you do it? When the time comes there will be no time. Now is the time. Curse God and die. Is there such a being within you of which you know nothing?

#Performance

if (outsideNoise) { 

 protectSelfFrom(outsideNoise.source);
} else {
 killSelf();

if (killingSelf){
 for arms as arm {

if (arm != killingSelf) preventSuicide(); }

}

EXPERIMENTS

Making Monsters is a workshop led by Prof. Rachel Armstrong and the Experimental Architecture Department. They aim at exploring the innate weirding of the material realm through living and inert systems that invoke the uncanny, supernatural, or unearthly.