Artists: Lina López / François Bucher
Each device is activated by contact with the sun’s rays. The viewer directly experiences a precise moment with the sun, time, and space, or “the present”. It’s an experience beyond human measure, beyond the notion of time understood through mechanisms –watches– setup to capture time, in order to transform it into fragments that can be grasped by man. Within the installation, time is no longer a fraction, but an in situ relationship.
When the sun’s rays no longer pass through the windows, the installations become inactive. Yet they retain its traces its memories thus stretching the limits of this time event linked to the sun. Here, the installations become the recipients of the notion of time, as a sort of incarnation of our relationship with the modern age, how we are governed by the clock, and its mechanism.
Civil time is a time of human measurement. Solar time is a measure of the astral world we inhabit.