Contact: Sandrine Schaefer




Created and organized by Sandrine Schaefer
In conjunction with
The Lightning Speed of the Present curated by Lynne Cooney


On view January 23, 2014- March 30, 2014

808 Gallery
Boston University
808 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Performances on Wednesdays

in the event of inclement weather, performance will be rescheduled for Fridays 


ACCUMULATION (phase 2) provides an environment to witness the evolution of a space activated by accumulated creative actions. Over the duration of this exhibition, participating artists are given 1 day to create a live-art piece. All evidence from their actions are left behind, challenging the following artists to incorporate these remnants into their own work. Any materials that come into the space must remain until the exhibition closes.

ACCUMULATION (2005-present) is intended to happen in phases. Each phase includes a different grouping of artists in a different space. ACCUMULATION (phase 2) challenges ideas about artist collaboration, and simultaneously creates an innovative exhibition of experiential art documentation.



Featured Artists and Schedule:

Wednesday, January 29: Sandrine Schaefer

Friday, February 7: Philip Fryer 

Wednesday, February 12: Kelly Hunter & Dan DeRosato 

Wednesday, February 19: Shannon Cochrane & Márcio Carvalho

Wednesday, February 26: Shannon Cochrane & Márcio Carvalho

Wednesday, March 19: Jeffery Byrd

Wednesday, March 26: Creighton Baxter

Wednesday March 26th- Artist Talk with Sandrine Schaefer will follow final performance


About The Lightning Speed of the Present

image: Paul Mpagi Sepuya, excerpts from   Studio Wall, April 12  , 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

image: Paul Mpagi Sepuya, excerpts from Studio Wall, April 12, 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

The concurrent group exhibition explores the ephemeral transformation of experience into histories, memories and narratives. The exhibition considers the transient nature of experience—individual and collective—and the multiple ways our various experiences are recorded, translated, interpreted, described, transcribed, fragmented and ultimately visualized through form and material. Featured artists include Ben Berlow, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Georgina Lewis, Danica Phelps, Jacolby Satterwhite, Sandrine Schaefer, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Rachel Perry Welty, and August Ventimiglia. Curated by Lynne Cooney

Book Project
An auxiliary project of the exhibition, nine custom-printed books are produced for the exhibition’s nine artists. Composed of Wikipedia articles selected by the artists, these volumes shed light on the ideas and artifacts that they accumulate in their individual practices. Organized by Evan Smith.