Who hasn’t felt the distortions of time? The way a single afternoon drags on, one painful minute after the next, while a whole month flies by in a blinding flash. “Days” captures both monotony and unpredictability, repetition and endless flow. A diverse array of disembodied voices melds into moments of communal synchronicity, into a mindless, meditative chant. Time. Time. Time. Ticking by, measured and chaotic, specific and generalized. The doubling of each voice across the aisle builds layers, alternate dimensions, by which the world is randomly deconstructed and reordered and then finds clarity in a rare moment of near unison.
(At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, November 21, 2009, to April 4, 2010.)