The question that drives my work is: how do we measure time and how do our devices for measurement fail us? We are surrounded by clocks of all shapes and sizes and whilst a clock can tell us what time it is, it can’t tell us what time is itself, or what the passage of time feels like. How do we perceive and experience time? And how does our personal sense of time differ from clock-time? Investigating these questions has led, and continues to lead me in a number of directions.
Some recent projects have included: scanning old clock parts in the basement of a clock repair shop, taking a digital projector into the darkroom to make photograms of loading circles in motion, and having people make “one minute” self-portraits based on their perception of how long a minute lasts. I have also been building installations that utilize the essential elements of a clock: simple, repetitive and constant motion.