Here's a quick demo of the new version of 'Time':
- Time (uz)
- Full screen
- curated by Luk Lambrecht
- December 2017 – December 2018, UZ Jette, Brussels, Belgium
- CR 873
- As a follow up of the installation of 'Don't Panic' at CC Strombeek-Bever for the exhibition 'A line is a line is a line', one of the 24 animations, 'Time' will be installed in the waiting room of the hospital in Jette, Belgium for a whole year.
The animation 'Time' fits perfect in the context of (a waiting room of) a hospital. The animation uses the build-in automatic clock of the computer to visualize hours, minutes and seconds as numbers formed by the well-known minimal, animated human figures by Hans Verhaegen.
Time is ordered counting. First to sixty, again to sixty and then to twenty four. Three hunderd and sixty four times and then repeat forever. Time is a ever growing number. We live on the rythm of the never-ending ticking time. We can not escape. Every activity will be translated very precisely in hours, minutes and seconds.
At the same time we are able to escape without much effort from the cruel time. We can forget time, seconds can appear like long minutes, or a week seems just like a short day. Just by simply waiting, we can kill time. The constant deformation of the objective time by humans is displayed here in a very playful manner with an artwork that is also simply a functional clock.