Timekeeping—and therefore, time and its passing—as a negotiation of stages of re–materializations and re–scalings in search for an invariance to map itself to.
Hence follows the paradox of a constantly redefined time that re–fines itself.
the time that appears and disappears in cycles: solar time
the time that appears and disappears in phases: lunar time
the time that appears to appear and disappear in cycles: solar time
steal > scale down (to us) > materialize
the time that flows up, into the present: time stolen
scale down > re-materialize > atomize > invert
the time that flows from a contained future into the past: hourglass time
re-materialize > invert
the time that has a prefigured future, lights up the present and burns away into the past: luminous time
scale down > mechanize > reproduce
the time that is no longer given nor stolen: time owned and reproduced
scale down > atomize > quartz
the time that syncs up with matter at atomic level: crystal time
scale down > trade > dematerialize
the time that syncs up networks and aligns trading: HFT time
scale down > algorithmic time > …
Ebb & Flow is a sound installation by Shammaes that brings together their respective interests in sound, design and architecture. The installation itself collides classic dualities, but by placing them in direct confrontation it ends up problematizing them.
mechanics and dynamics.
automata and avalanches.
harmonic and chaotic.
As time changes so do sounds and their convolution. The mechanical oscillation’s contact with soil is done at the expense of harmonicity and constancy. In some sense then, this form of oscillation resembles more and more to some other, more primordial ones; namely, that of a tide’s ebb and flow.
text by Emiddio Vasquez
Installed at Thkio Ppalies artist-run space in Nicosia, July 2018.