Poetics of Time | For this final project, we were given the freedom to create an encounter that expresses either one of the categories of time. For me, I chose measured time, also known as actual or clock time. Besides, I also chose to do installation art for a change.
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It took me a really long while to decide on what I wanted to portray for this particular project but I eventually settled for what I would normally call a deep and poetic installation art. Indeed, I took the theme of the project – Poetics of Time, to a literal manner where I wanted to portray the meaning of time to me in a poetic manner.
A balloon is a flexible bag made from materials such as rubber and/or latex that can be inflated with helium, air or even water. Commonly given for special occasions, balloons are used for decorative and/or entertainment purposes.
There isn’t a specific reason as to why I chose the inside of a balloon as the space I would like to be in. In fact, it was a pretty random thought that hit me as I walked past a group of kids with varying coloured balloons tied to their wrist.
Regardless of age, balloons have this special effect on people where being given a balloon, one’s mood will instantly be lifted. It then occured to me how under-appreciated balloons are and I figured that it would be interesting to have a different view or perspective of the same surrounding but a different space.
For this in-class exercise, we are supposed create a 30 seconds video that expresses clock time.
Clock time, also known as measured time, is time quantitatively measured by regularly recurring events of intervals. Examples of such includes casting shadows, recurring sounds, live durational performances, etc.
Keeping it simple and relatable, I filmed a 30 seconds video of my classmates during lesson. Giving it a little twist, I filmed 3 different videos and edited it to allow the videos be placed side by side. So in a span of 30 seconds, we can see how everyone is absorbed in their own work.