Archiving the Now is a durational performance designed to serve the following purposes:
1. To document all of the artist’s activities during the allotted performance time.
2. To document the entrances and exits of any audience members during the allotted performance time.
3. To assign tasks to willing audience members in the service of documenting simultaneous/parallel “nows” that are not the artist’s.
4. To create a lasting, wall-mounted exhibition over the duration of the performance.
Archiving the Now results in three simultaneous timelines presented on index cards, alongside any residual results from either tasks performed by audience members, or the artist’s own observations.
The piece was originally developed for Glasshouse’s event of the same name, which took place in July 2013 during the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival.