Bruce McKaig

Time based

Time Markers: Rachelle at Cafe Europa

In 2006, Andy Grundberg curated an exhibit of Time Markers at the District of Columbia Arts Center. He wrote: “To make the pictures in “Time Markers,” McKaig photographed a number of workplaces both with a pinhole camera and with a digital camera set to take a metered sequence of exposures over time. Arrayed in grid form, the digital images create unexpected, mysterious patterns and bring to mind both Eadweard Muybridge’s late 19th-century locomotion studies and Frank and Lillian Gilbreth’s early 20th-century time-motion studies.

McKaig is less interested in the science or economics of how we move through time than he is fascinated by visual representations that encompass human presence and its shadowy other, absence. Part of what animates his work is a sense of temporality that one might interpret in terms of mortality.”

Time Markers: Executive Director

A 3 minute look at a director at his desk, part of Time Markers.

Time Markers: Photo Shop Window

A 3 minute look into a Photo store window.

Time Markers: Replacing a Kitchen Floor

TV Washes Too Much of Me

This is the first in series of short clips that explore the ubiquitous presence of the screen, both television and computer, in contemporary life. It was screened at The Phillips Collection in Washington DC in 2012.


The Road Home


The Finest Amenities

Sheldon Scott: the Finest Amenities

A Site-Specific Performance and Exhibition in Old Town Alexandria

Performance: Sunday, April 23, 2017

For the Finest Amenities, an immersive performance and art installation inspired by Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. the Finest Amenities brings together performance, video, installation, photography, and community dialogue. Scott uses the history of harvesting ice from the Potomac, and the storage and use of this ice at Gadsby’s, as his starting point. He layers in enslaved narratives and the history and ecology of the river to examine the crucial relationships between race, class, environment, luxury, and consumption. (Press Release)

Narrative The Build We

Source Theater Washington DC 2015: Artistic Blind Dates

 Feed Me Your Memories

with Jonathon Lee, This Place Has A Voice, Canal Park Washington DC 2014

Feed Me Your Memories This still is from a performance piece staged in a public park in Washington DC as part of the public art project This Place Has A Voice. It is a meditative micro-drama exploring the physical manifestation of sharing memories. Sitting at a park table under the Cube, I fed Performative Eater Jon Lee a cake decorated with edible pictures of my childhood. Here is a two-minute clip of the 1.5-hour performance: