Carolyn Lazard CRIP TIME 2018

  • MoMA, Floor 2

In CRIP TIME Lazard methodically replenishes an assortment of brightly colored pill boxes, their labels worn from use. One by one, each pill keeps time like an irregular clock. Lazard uses the durational medium of video to transform a seemingly mundane task into a new way of measuring time—one that reflects the experience of living with chronic illness. The concept of “crip time” rejects capitalist notions of worth and value that suggest we must always move forward and keep producing. In Lazard’s words,“the body is too unwieldy to fit within the schema of authoritative interpretation.”

Gallery label from 2022
High-definition video (color, sound)
10 min.
Fund for the Twenty-First Century
Object number
© 2024 Carolyn Lazard
Media and Performance

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