10h to 22h
by Coco Fusco
and Ricardo Dominguez
Once upon a time
in a not so faraway free trade zone at the northern edge of Mexico,
a woman who cobbled machines together for a living was accused of trouble
making at her job. Her boss locked her up in an office without food
or water or a phone. He tried over and over to cajole her into signing
a letter of resignation. He watched her to see if she would break down.
She held out for twelve hours, and later she sued the company. Her boss
told the judge that she was crazy and that it never happened. No one
would claim to have seen her.
Dolores from 10h
to 22h is based on a story that no one saw. Dolores from 10h to 22h
is a net.performance by Coco Fusco and Ricardo Dominguez that took place
on November 22nd, 2001 from Kiasma, Helsinki's Museum of Contemporary
Art. It was also simultaneously broadcast at the Art in Motion Festival
in Los Angeles, the Galerie Kapelika in Ljubjlana and iNIVA in London.
It will be re-played at Artspace in Sydney during the Sydney Festival
in Feburary, 2002. A video installation based on the performance will
premiere in 2002.
web Kiasma (Contemporany Arts Center - Helsinki)
The Sydney Festival,
Artspace, Sydney, Feb, 22. 2002
Art in Motion Festival,
Los Angeles, March 23, 2002