Mother Time

2012 Time Square, NYC, USA. National Museum of Wales, UK.

During 'Mother Time' 2012 Time Square, NYC, Ashill stood motionless, closed her eyes and proceeded to count ten minutes out in seconds. Her mothers broken travellers watch and a lump of amethyst were held in the palms of her hand during the performance. The work reacted to the site; a busy pedestrian meeting point, and subjective experiences of time passing.

This work was repeated and commissioned as a response to Mexican artist Teresa Margolles' installation; Plancha, for Artes Mundi5 prize at the National Museum of Wales.

Documented by: Freya Dooley

© Kathryn Ashill 2023