SHARON HAYES
IN THE NEAR FUTURE
4 July - 2 August 2008
PREVIEW 3 July, 7 - 9 pm
LIVE PERFORMANCE: Sharon Hayes (in collaboration with Pauline Boudry, of The Rhythm Kings and Her Friends), 8 pm

'In The Near Future' is a performance-based artwork in which Hayes stages anachronistic and speculative protest actions in an ongoing investigation into the figure of the protester, the speech act of the protest sign and the contemporary political construction of public space and public speech.

It is organized into four separate iterations each of which takes place in locations of current or historic public speech or public protest in different cities in the U.S. and Europe: New York, London, Warsaw, and Vienna. An audience was invited to document these actions. The performative-actions of 'In The Near Future' are not constructed as a literal reenactment of a past protest but rather function as a citation of sorts: one that marks both the memory of a past protest and the possibility of a future one.

Sharon Hayes
‘In the Near Future’, 2008



Sharon Hayes
‘In the Near Future, New York’, 2005
Multiple-slide-projection installation
9 actions, 9 projections; 223 original
slides (729 in total)
Projection dimensions variable
Edition of 1 + 1 AP
HAYES-2008-0001



Sharon Hayes
‘In the Near Future, New York’, 2005
Multiple-slide-projection installation
9 actions, 9 projections; 223 original
slides (729 in total)
Projection dimensions variable
Edition of 1 + 1 AP
HAYES-2008-0001



Sharon Hayes
‘In the Near Future, New York’, 2005
Multiple-slide-projection installation
9 actions, 9 projections; 223 original
slides (729 in total)
Projection dimensions variable
Edition of 1 + 1 AP
HAYES-2008-0001



Sharon Hayes
‘In the Near Future, New York’, 2005
Multiple-slide-projection installation
9 actions, 9 projections; 223 original
slides (729 in total)
Projection dimensions variable
Edition of 1 + 1 AP
HAYES-2008-0001