Carolyn Lazard is a Philadelphia-based video, sound, sculpture, and performance artist. Their work featured in An apology, a pill, a ritual, a resistance, CRIP TIME, is a video that documents in real-time the artist’s hands as they fill their weekly pill organizer. Over the course of the action, a patch of sun moves across the tabletop and bottles accumulate around the edge of the video frame. The act of filling the containers has a mundane routineness that is suggestive of muscle memory. The concept of “crip time” points to the uncompensated labour needed to maintain oneself day after day, and intersects with ideas of queer time.
CRIP TIME is on view at Remai Modern until August 22, 2021, as part of the exhibition An apology, a pill, a ritual, a resistance.