EMBRACE MELANCHOLY – THE SOUND OF TIME - VARIATIONS
The sound of time assembles five hourglasses from three different materials in a copper structure and several copper wall holders.
Their resemblance lies within their form: two conoidal components joined at their narrowest points. Their opaque manifestation makes them enigmatic, almost mysterious. It is within the act that they reveal their secret. As they are turned over, inner material travels from top to bottom, generating a sound: the sound of time.
When considered as instruments, the objects deconstruct time and its usual metre, allowing us moments of contemplation and introspection, detached from utility or pragmatism.
This is time absorbed in itself - the time of time - pronounced only by its own sound.
Text : Jonas Lescrauwaet | Photography : Alexander Popelier | Model : Ode de Kort