Pencil and ballpoint pen ink
on paper in artist’s Plexiglass frame (overall dimensions 85x141x11 cm)

Photo: Marco Blessano;
© Vittorio Santoro

The surface of the paper is filled with notes and observations about a spinning top (toupie). I also added instructions for kinds of ‘choreographies’ for an evaluation of a given time span. Dimensions corresponding to lines traced on the surface of the paper (each line with a different color), were multiplied by ten. This formed the basis for requesting a person to walk these distances, each time trying to coordinate his subjective feeling for time passing and the time that the I had determined in advance for the trajectory. I then marked the actual duration walked by the person, contemplating, once more, the discrepancy originated by our perceptions.

Vittorio Santoro,
Paris, September 2012