Ma(r)king Time

Ma(r)king Time: A Project on Time and Ageing.

Recorded Interviews. Text. Daily Ritual Performance. 19 October 2018 – 7 May 2019

This is a ritual process counting 100 days before turning age 40 and 100 days after turning age 40. In each ten day period counting down to my 40th birthday, I focus on one colour, one “sister elder” and one intention. I also have daily practices like journaling, reading, and to-do list making to organize and mark and take my time slowly and with care. For 100 days out of my birthday, I also marked time with 10 ten-day periods, in which each period was focused on a particular energetic intention.

INTERVIEWS: Every ten days, I chose a different Sister / Elder to interview about time and ageing. I asked their help and advice about my process. I recorded these conversations with those who gave me permission. Others exchanged with me some advice via text message and email.

COLORS | CHAKRAS: At the suggestion of my aunt Jenny, each day counting into my birthday, I committed to wearing one colour and one colour only. I wore this single colour for the entire ten day period to see how and if it would affect my energetic center and balance.

Period 1: 100-91 (19 October 2018 – 28 October 2018) – Black

Period 2: 90-81 (29 October 2018 – 7 November 2018) Jenny, Green

Period 3: 80-71 (8 November 2018 – 17 November 2018) Jill, Pink

Period 4: 70-61 (18 November 2018 – 27 November 2018) Angela, Blue

Period 5: 60-51 (28 November 2018 – 7 December 2018) Heather, Red

Period 6: 50-41 (8 December 2018 – 17 December 2018) Rebecca, Yellow

Period 7: 40-31 (18 December 2018 – 27 December 2018) Charlene, White

Period 8: 30-21 (28 December 2018 – 6 January 2019) Lisa, Purple

Period 9: 20-11 (7 January 2019 – 16 January 2019) Allegra, Orange

Period 10-1 (17 January 2019 – 26 January 2019) Eva, Earth skin mother

Day 0 – 27 January 2019

Period 1: 1-10 (28 January 2019 – 6 February 2019) Decadence

Period 2: 11-20 (7 February 2019 – 16 February 2019) Reading

Period 3: 21-30 (17 February 2019 – 26 February 2019) Diligent Work

Period 4: 31-40 (27 February 2019 – 8 March 2019) Blogging

Period 5: 41-50 (9 March 2019 – 18 March 2019 ) Domesticity

Period 6: 51-60 (19 March 2019 – 28 March 2019) Intimacy

Period 7: 61-70 (29 March 2019 – 7 April 2019) Murky Truth

Period 8: 71-80 (8 April 2019 – 17 April 2019)

Period 9: 81-90 (18 April 2019 – 27 April 2019)

Period 10: 91-100 (28 April 2019 – 7 May 2019)