five steps, pause,  five steps, pause,  2015

 

Elen Braga and Raphaela Melsohn

five steps, pause,  five steps, pause,  | 2015

Two performers wearing workers jumpsuit cross, with five steps, and come back, the diagonal of a limited space during two shifts of eight hours. They followed a timesheet that determines pauses and working hours, and take notes of each others delays and infractions, giving them warnings.

“five steps, pause, five steps pause,” was a performance by Elen Braga and Raphaela Melsohn developed specifically to the exhibition “may first” that occurred for 24h in a house in São Paulo, Brazil, on 05/01/2015. The two performers, wearing worker’s jumpsuits, crossed a limited space that had five steps of diameter, and came back to the initial point with the same five steps, during two working shifts of 8 hours each, considering a four hour break between them. They followed an alarm and a timesheet, that determined pauses, and working time, taking notes of delays and infractions, and giving warnings to each other.

Exhibition: Primeiro de maio

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Elen Braga e  Raphaela Melsohn​

cinco passos, pausa, cinco passos, pausa, | 2015

Duas performers, vestindo macacões de trabalho, cruzam, com cinco passos, e voltam percorrendo os mesmos cinco passos, uma linha diagonal que divide um espaço limitado, durante dois turnos de oito horas cada. Elas seguem uma tabela de horários que determina suas pausas e tempo de trabalho e, fazem anotações sobre atrasos e infrações uma da outra.

Exposição: Primeiro de maio