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Simmer Down (Part 1)

In rural Maine during the summer of 2002, I completed a 12-hour performance/experiment where I slowed all of my actions by 50% (eating, talking, walking etc).  There was no visual documentation (no video, no photography) of the original performance.  The video was composed a year later using narration from my observational notes combined with a short and simple video reenactment.

Simmer Down (Part 2: Try, Try Again), is a continuation of the original performance, where I attempt the experiment a second time in New York City.

Shot on the Staten Island Ferry at sunrise, Part 2 follows the documentary formula of the original by blending a repetitive video recreation with voice over narration.

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