+15 WINDOW EXHIBITION
SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER, 1991
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1991 AT 8 PM
LOCATION – CALGARY CENTRE FOT THE PERFORMING ARTS
225, 8 AVE S.W, CALGARY, ALBERTA
A singular object placed against a color field. The reading of the metronome in each case changes according to fluctuation in color of the metronome – this due to an “after image” of color on the neutral gray metronome. Each panel is slightly different with various positions of the metronome arm suggesting the infinite measure and speed of time.
The choice of the metronome is deliberate in that the metronome is a cultural/musical icon that measures and denotes time as rhythm and cadence. It also serves as a visual “bridge” in this installation of visual art and arena of performing arts (which is in according to the window space’s location.)
The silica sand is a multiple image source in reflecting time and passage/evolution. The clocks are set at exact times to mark the beginning/end/beginning/end of the viewing process. The clocks act as a personification of societal pressure to live within the confines of time ad to prompt the idea of “actual” viewing time. The numbers on the glass further reinforces a “progression” of passage and a suggestion of a further reliance on concrete linear thought.
Essentially the installation seeks to stall/accelerate and define the experience of viewing art and is not intended to engage the viewer as to discourses of aesthetic properties of beauty or singular narratives within each wok.