Slowness in the Arts

Artists addressing slowness, duration, and acceleration

Archive for the 'video' Category


ART IN PROCESS, is an Australian /Austrian artist team that works on the intersection of installation, video, performance and live art with a special focus on creating work that requires audiences to listen and watch for longer periods of time. Most of their video installations are over 15 min in length. Performances play with slow movements to make aware of the fast world around us, about mass consumption and wastefulness, and about how globalization influences our way of living.

(Submitted by Bello Benischauer & Elisabeth M Eitelberger)

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The Slowly Project

The Slowly Project was born out of a reflection on the frenzy that constitutes the reality of contemporary life. Liuba is a performance artist who goes around the world to various cities performing a ‘slow motion’ in busy places thus attracting shocking responses from those around her. Slowness becomes a metaphor of a contrast between personal time and social time, between interiority and exteriority.

The Slowly Project – Take tour time – Moderna from vimeo

(Submitted by Liuba )

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The Right Moment

Dr. Harald Kraemer teaches at the Departement Design at Zurich University of Arts giving seminar about techiques and strategies of deceleration and slowness. By analyzing works of art, scenes from movies, poems, and writings on famous artist,  Dr. Kraemer teaches his students how to decelerate their daily speed, learn the power of slowness and how to discover their abilities in finding “the right moment.”

(Submitted by Dr. Harald Kraemer)

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