The work consists of a device that includes a potentiometer and a spotlight that is connected to a modified clock. The clock is linked to a solar cell and works only when there is a source of light of given intensity. It works by someone fastening it onto his or her body at waist level and regulating the intensity of the light by deep breathing from the abdomen. Thus the visitor will, by breathing, set in motion the clock, which works only when the person is breathing. At the level of the biologically and psychologically conditioned perception of time, this work has its effect by encouraging deep breathing and because of the visual experience of the change of light, creates a relaxing and meditative state. The project is a response to our accelerated and stressful manner of life, in which we are all the time thinking and multi-tasking. Through interaction with the work, the focus is directed on a single action, breathing, which brings us into the state of mind that is here and now. In this manner, the perception of time varies too. Hence the clock is designed to have no numbers; it is totally white and has just a single red second-hand.
production: KONTEJNER (DIY_ARTLAB)