This is a research post in relation to the upcoming project – poetics of time, where as the title states, a project that centers around the idea of time and space.
Categories of Time
Also known as clock time, is time quantitatively measured by regularly recurring events of intervals.
|Experienced Time||Also known as perceived time, is the perception of time passing influenced by the psychological disposition and attention of the individual.|
|Edited Time|| is time that has been cut up and rearranged.
Example: Montage & Time-lapse Photography
|Biological Time||Is the measure of time relating to bodily functions, such as when we feel awake, tired or hungry.|
Installation art is a modern movement characterised by immersive, larger-than-life works of art. Usually, installation artists create these pieces for specific locations, enabling them to expertly transform any space into a customised, interactive environment.
Characteristics of Installation Art
|Immersive||A key attribute of installation art is the ability to physically interact with viewers.|
|Larger-than-life Scale||Given the interactive nature, most works of installation art are large in scale. The sizeable statures enable viewers to be completely immersed in each larger-than-life environment.|
|Site Specific||Given the strategic nature of the design and uniqueness of the surrounding, site-specific works of art ensures a one-of-a kind aesthetic and experience.|
To Live On (2005) by Min Jeong Seo
Based in Busan, Korea. Min Jeong Seo’s installation abounds the existential questions concerning the offset of death and the continuation of life.
|Subject||Non-Representational | Dried stalks of roses & medical infusion bags suspended in the air.|
|Form||The dried stalks of roses are preserved and kept fresh by the medical infusion bags that’s suspended in the air.|
The lifespan of every living creature is limited. The infusion bags stands for the progress in medicine and the prolongation of human life. Essentially, the life of the rose is sustained with the aid of the infusion bags is artificial and codependent. In other words, to preserve the beauty of the flowers artificially with the help of the infusion bag points out man’s inclination to repress the fact of having to die and to postpone death.
|Content||Intellectual Content | This installation aims to get the viewers to confront our fears concerning sickness and death and our constant pursuit of youth.|
30 Days Time-lapse at Sea (2017) by Jeffrey HK
A maritime youtube vlogger that aims to capture and share with everyone the feeling of sailing in the open ocean.
|Subject||Representational | 80,000 combined photos of the skyline (day and night) while sailing through the open ocean for 30 days.|
|Form||Edited Time | Recording and capturing of close to 80,000 photos through a time-lapse that has been edited to produce a 10 minutes video.|
Recording the route from Red Sea – Gulf of Aden – Indian Ocean – Colombo – Malacca Strait – Singapore – South East China Sea – Hong Kong which took close to 30 days, Jeffrey recorded a time-lapse to capture the skyline of the city in hopes of sharing the experience with the viewers.
|Content||Emotional Content | This video aims to get the viewers to take a step back and appreciate the skyline that we are graced with.|