Time Passes is an ongoing collaboration between Brooke O'Harra and Sharon Hayes that takes the audio book of Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse as its spine.
The performance is an 8-hour continuous event with Brooke, Sharon, their kid Alice, and their dog, Cosmos. Interested in "time," they perform with and through To The Lighthouse in its entirety as a proposal-in-performance to occupy Woolf's deeply gendered containers of time and thought. O'Harra and Hayes are motivated by the way in which To The Lighthouse embraces landscapes of thought over or as action, and take up Woolf's challenge of form to find a new relationship to live performance.
"I will invent a new name for my books to supplant 'novel.' A new _________ by
Virginia Woolf. But what?" --Virginia Woolf (June, 1925)
* The audience is expected to stay for the entire performance. Time Passes proposes an experience of durational and communal time. During this 8-hour period, audience members can move around the room, walk continuously, sleep, lay down, knit, draw, paint, write, read along (with copies of the text), eat, drink, etc. Guests can also bring items (pillows, cushions, blankets, yoga mats, knitting, etc.) that might help them stay with the time, the performance, and the continuous reading of the book.