‘TIME OUT’, a participatory performance by artist Margret Wibmer, invites sensorial and temporal shifts within a public context. Dressing in hooded, long black coats designed by the artist, visitors take time to attend to their own interior dimensions, at the same time they change the atmosphere of the museum and call attention to their place within it as living bodies. Those wearing the coats respond immediately to the transformative experience it offers, becoming aware of the anonymity and physical protection given by the garment, as well as the space that it provides to contemplate an elastic temporality.
TIME OUT, Margret Wibmer, Performance 8 – 10 April 2016 / Do Disturb Festival, Palais de Tokyo, Paris / Curated by Vittoria Matarrese / Proposed by Sandberg Institute / Coordinated by Laure Jaffuel and Elise van Mourik /
Project assistants: Karime Salame, Mona Steinhäuser and Timna Weber, Anna Baumgart, Eva Couple, Elie Bisson, Karina Hin, Cloe Coppola, Emmie Massias / Video documentation and photography: Florian Krepcik
Supported by Palais de Tokyo, Sandberg Institute, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich. (Federal Chancellery Austria)