A performative walk through a disused high school building for twelve visitors per hour. One person at a time enters the abandoned building on the verge of demolition. Twelve metronomes are placed at points throughout the premises, to give visitors an indication of their varying walking tempo. When the walkers reach a metronome, they stop it to look around in silence; a fragment of sky through one of the broken skylights, a dark cellar, the presence of the ventilation system. When they simultaneously resume their route and set the metronomes running again, the building fills with the sound of time, ticking away.
This work was created for the Day of Architecture, commissioned by SCHUNCK.
Breg Horemans, SCHUNCK