During a previous performance, I dipped a cloth in water and lifted it. I watched the droplets falling down, initially fast and then progressively slower. It was a mesmerising sight. It suddenly occurred to me that that action could be explored further and become a metaphor for the uneven passing of our time: fast sometimes, slow other times.
As I was travelling to China, I decided to use traditional Chinese ink and material in my performance.
I wrote the ideogram Shi Jian - which means time - on the cloth, then dipped it into a glass vase full of water.
The ink was water soluble, thus the writing dissolved completely to leave black streaks.
The water dripped and time stopped being a word and a concept to become evident in the falling droplets.