Tempus Fugit

Visual Art and Installation

About the Production

Tempus Fugit consists of double video monitors in which the faces of diverse, unidentified human beings are seen one at a time staring out at the viewer. Appearing out of the darkness waxing and waning like the moon then back into the darkness followed by another waxing and waning face. The monitors are set high up on a wall, angled down, looking down on the viewer, mortality facing mortality. A reflection on the simple fact of human existence, of our brief moment on earth.

Production Team And Cast

Conceived by

Ping Chong

Curated by

Curtis Carter

Performance History


The Beatrice and Patrick Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1990)


Marquette University