90 seconds and a Half
Although a minute is a precise amount of time, we o en use it to mean a short amount of time. e same goes for “moment”, which technically is 90 seconds .
e rst reference comes from 1398, found in the Oxford English Dictionary. Cornish writer John of Trevisa wrote that there are 40 moments in an hour (hence 90 seconds each).
Oxford has since replaced it with, “a very brief period of time.” But, a moment in time it’s not just a de nition, it’s a moment of one’s perspective of reality of time. It’s your perspective of time as a moment. is work deals essentially with the perception of time and scale, here the work of art is the confrontation between video, still, performative action, and the contraction and expansion of a single moment.
Each smokedevice lasts for exactly 90 seconds before extinguishing itself, however, the smoke that remains, along the careful and sensitive way the time behaves in this work results in a loss of time notion. How this perception shapes our notion of space is the key. e walls of time are like muscles, fed by our own narcisistic point of view, should we look further and we’ll probably nd these abstract concepts to be of no use daily, since everything around us is moving at a non-human speed.
90 seconds and a half 2016 [ excerpts ] Stills