Time, or what is called duration in Performance Art, is a critical element to the practice. Performance Art is a time-based practice. Durational work, generally anything over three hours, is a particular strand of practice and inevitably brings with it elements of endurance. Endurance comes in different forms; from, the grande endurance or masochistic performance to the petite endurance, occurring in performances that explore everyday life.
It is this particular quality of ‘Time’ that Cahill and Coogan are exploring with Yellow the Film. The metabolisim of the film is the antithesis of our normative screen consumption. There is only one take for each performance. The evolution of the ‘story’ of the perfromances happens in real time. Yet, when framed and pinned on screen this quality of real time, seconds, minutes, hours, meld into each other with the hypnotic quality of the sounds the performers make lapping over the viewer.