Time to Get Up, 2013

    live video (Skype), alarm clock

     

    During the exhibition in the Tokyo University of the Arts gallery, from 11AM to 7PM, theĀ Iive video of Hamaguchi sleeping is projected onto the big screen via Skype in real time. Because she lives in New York, there is 13 hour time difference between New York and Tokyo. And her sleeping time from 10PM to 6AM in New York is same as the exhibition time in Tokyo. At the 7 PM (Tokyo time), the alarm clock in the gallery goes off informing the closing time of the exhibition. Simultaneously, through Skype, the sound of alarm clock also makes the artist wake up at 6 AM in New York. Although her life is revealed by the live video, no one will know what she will do after she wakes up.