Chronos & Kairos
Time is not absolute. It is a systematic idea that was invented according to human beings’ perceptions and understanding of the world. Like money, there never seems to be enough time. Money is a symbol to which we assign value but with no real inherent value in itself; if we don’t use it as a means of exchange, it is worth nothing more than the paper it is printed on. We invented the system of money, as we also produced a system of managing time. Humanity creates time and inserts content into it; uses it and makes the beliefs we live by. Time is invisible; thus, it requires a means of translation to represent its existence. We experience the past constantly; everything that is happening right now immediately becomes the past.1The passing of time is marked and measured by the traces it leaves – it can be measured by rhythmic water drops, the arc of the sun against the sky, or a standard mechanical clock. I use these familiar processes and materials in my artistic practice in different forms and scenarios in the thesis body of work Chronos and Kairos.
Scanned Untitled Minutes 1#
Scanning clock on flat-bed scanner through different time result in different resolution; Archival Inkjet Print.
Clocked Grey Scale
13"x13"; Silver Gelatin Print; Exposed with analogue darkroom timer.
Three and One Minute
Video Mix Media installation: The video of one minute(Left); The pulled-out VHS tape which takes the video(Middle); The flip book which made from the pulled-out frames from the same video (right).
The Matter Of 30min
Etching; 44min 28sec acid dripping on cooper plate
The Idea of Do and Undo in Perceiving Time
Constant installation for specific sight; two tape recorders recording one onto the other through out the exhibition time, the tape gets played, washed and rerecord the environmental noise through out the time while the metronome beating aside.
Music composed by 5 Hours
Audio mix media installation; Sun burnt track on paper in 5 Hours created music through music box
Capture the Capture
2min video loop; From the idea of time based self-contained imagery making process, this work is created by facing cellphone down on flat-bed scanner. The phone captures the video while the canner scanning the screen which is also displaying the scanning process.
Reversing the Recognition of Time
After The Creation of Adam
We Never Step into the Same River Twice
Video & Photograph