One Hour Smile
1995
video-60 minutes
This version has been shortened to 20 minutes. If you want to see entire piece, please contact me.

One Hour Smile is a 60 minute video that documents in real time the slow arduous break down of my smile. It's a piece about, empathy, self-awareness and how as social animals we learn how to read one another.


After creating the initial video, I decided I wanted to create a piece or series that finished when I died. In this way, time is not only about the endurance of my smile but also the duration of my life. If I live to be around 87 years, I will get 7 One Hour Smiles. Wow! In this way, the piece is a meditation on the totality of one's life and one's experiences minute by minute.

One Hour Smile
2015
video-60 minutes
One Hour Smile
2015
video-60 minutes