Zero Hour (2014)
In the western world we are addicted to the time of the clock. Digital technology makes this even more precise. It gives us ways to get closer to the exact moment, but it makes the actual moment of time in which life is passing less and less accessible. We are not moving through time like the second-hand anymore, but we are moving from minute to minute to minute. It’s sequential.
I used the symptoms of dyscalculia to start thinking about time in a different way. I found it interesting to discover that people with dyscalculia are being forced to live in the model of the exact time, displayed in numbers, but are not capable of it because of their disability. If we could have a sense of time without numbers, these people wouldn’t be impaired at all.
With my collection I want to enlarge the elapse of time and make the abstraction of our sense of time imaginative and allow it to be experienced by everyone. I enlarged the elapse of time in different ways: time as movement, time as shape, time as colour, time slowed down and the cyclical aspect of time. You can get hypnotised by watching the minutes passing, it can get on your nerves, or you will lose your sense of time completely