The Clock, 2022
wet painting on aluminium, anti reflex glass, electric clock movement
23 * 104 cm (diameter)
If a clock hangs on the wall, people can still read the time even if there are no lines and numbers on the dial, assuming 12 is at the top, 6 is at the bottom etc.
If, however, you put the clock on the ground, time cannot be told without the lines and the numbers. Without those, the position of the person relative to the clock on the floor determines how that person reads time, and therefore changes with every new person. Therefore, it functions consistently in its context, but the perception of time becomes blurred as there is no reference point.
A clock is set according to the time zone of the area in which it operates. It therefore contains information about the time zone and thus about geography. In this sense, every different angle we look at when reading the time from the clock lying on the ground marks a different place.
As the clock rotates in lying position, the concepts of time, space and direction gets blurred with every new person looking at it.
Yarat Contemporary Art Space
photos: Yarat Contemporary Art Space