Time to Get Up, 2013

    Live video (Skype), alarm clock

    Dimensions variable


    During an exhibition in Tokyo, from 11AM to 7PM, a Iive video of Hamaguchi sleeping is projected onto the gallery wall via Skype in real time. Because the artist lives in New York, which is 13 hours behind Tokyo, her sleeping time from 10PM to 6AM is the same as the exhibition time in Tokyo. At 7 PM Tokyo time, the alarm clock in the gallery goes off marking the closing time of the exhibition. Simultaneously, through Skype, the sound of the alarm clock also wakes her up at 6 AM in New York. Although half of her daily life is revealed by the live video, no one will know what she will do after she wakes up.