In The Millenium Show, created in 2000, I attempt to bring into focus the sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic contradictions of our progress-oriented society at the end of the second Christian millennium. I explore concepts of time -- circular, linear, historical and differing calendar systems. In some cultures, time has been viewed as circular, connected to daily and yearly rhythms and in the Classical Greek era, many people believed history would repeat itself endlessly. In medieval Europe, the world was expected to end at any moment with the second coming of Christ. The prominent Renaissance paradigm concerning time was a belief that the world was decaying.

The invention of the mechanical clock dramatically changed peoples perception of time and helped to disassociate time from natural rhythms. The mechanical clock turned time into an abstract entity that could be precisely and mathematically measured. This new paradigm helped catalyze the scientific revolution, which in turn lead to the  industrial revolution.

The measurement and dissection of time has exponentially increased and dramatically affected our lives. As a culture we tend to force our minds and bodies into constantly increasing speed.

Time is essentially the amount of life that we have to live.