Against The Time is daily live endurance performance by Sha Sarwari via Facebook. Starting from 28th May, Sha will perform a daily walk in his backyard for one to two hours non stop every day without a break until the end of refugee week on June 20th, to raise vital funds for Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Against The Time is a simple act of walking, I will be walking on a continuous line anti-clockwise making a trace on my backyard lawn, the trace left behind on the lawn is the outline of a heart symbol. I will go live on Facebook and do this performance every morning or evening for two hours – help me reach my target by June 20!
Since the lockdown started I have been observing the world around me and through media and have been thinking to somehow give an artistic embodiment to this situation of anxiety, restlessness, uncertainty and the race against the time in finding the cure for the COVID-19, where our only hope at the moment is to wait and observing social distancing in order to save lives.
Against The Time endurance performance is the embodiment of our current time and an act to create a hopeful memory while waiting to reunite with our loved ones, waiting to hug one another, waiting to do the things we use to do, waiting for the end of lockdown and waiting for a cure for COVID-19.
The donation will go straight to the ASRC and refugees and asylum seeker will benefit from it.
The end result will be community building, which is much needed in this time of uncertainty.