Time and Materials is an ongoing exploration into technology and its relationship to time.
The first completed project is a book of transparencies displayed on a light table. The images document my physical explorations into the materials of interest. Images from the book are also presented as color prints
I am wondering how these technological things come to be? Layers of material and labor and knowledge encapsulated in an object. There needs to be yet other forms of machinery, to make the machinery. Could I understand the process that made materials into other more usable forms? Or the scientific underpinnings of the design which enact in physical reality a change upon things? I can only understand anything through the limits of my own body, but with complex technology this process yields nothing, no greater understanding.
These objects are special because they continually accumulate information, like time, the data piles up until unintelligible. I wonder do we know anymore than we did in the past? Do we access more knowing? Is an archive of knowledge really a way to prevent this covering up by layers of time? We experience time as a line with one event following the next.
I see these projects as records. Records of labor, of consumption, and of exploration. They are storage units for information. But they are imperfect archives unable to allow multiple points of access at the same time. They exist as impenetrable monoliths, and dissection only leads to short moments of half understanding. They then return to uselessness. They have no beginning and no end and exist as extreme time experiences. spaces of time that slide against each other, but reman separate.