Killing Time was a collaborative installation by Veronica Cianfrano and Lauren McCarty at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery in August, 2009, Philadelphia, PA.
Our temptation when given a space is to fill it with as many tchotchkes as possible and then love being there until we have to leave. Killing Time was an acknowledgement of the absurdity of this impulse as well as the unavoidable dissemination of personal objects, temporarily occupying any given space.
This project involved meticulously recording every item that we crammed into the space. We then removed it all, leaving a white seating area. Gallery visitors were invited to watch the video on a small tv, peruse the absent items in a catalogue, and take pictures with disposable cameras. Projections of the removed objects accumulated on the emptied seating area. The only parts remaining for viewers were our records of what the space had been and the anticipated memory of the human interactions in the photographs.