Time-flux


Time-flux, 2022
4-layer transparent OLED display and 4-channel sound installation, synthesiser
Infinite duration

Time-flux, 2022
4-layer transparent panels and 4-channel sound installation, synthesiser
Infinite duration




Time-flux is a generative audio-visual installation reimagining the form of time as a free flux of chaotic experiences, inspired by Henri Bergson’s concept of duration.

Since modern time-keeping technologies emerged, humanity has created an artificial time environment punctuated by mechanical contrivances and electronic pulses. Obligated to live within the standardised time system has become a common struggle. How could one ever equal ten seconds of delights to ten seconds of suffering? Henri Bergson addresses this problem with the idea of duration (durée), which focuses on the overlooked experiential dimension of time. He describes the form of time as “a bottomless, bankless river, which flows without assignable force in a direction which could not be defined.” Driven by chaotic algorithms, Time-flux presents a dynamic sculpture that captures the fluidity and chaoticity of subjective time. The time-bending sound collage recreates the distortion and non-linearity of human’s time perception.

Time-flux is an existential anthem to the overlooked experiential dimension of time beyond mechanical measurements. It is also a call for humans to look at time in another way and rethink our relationship with it.

Credit: Bryan Yueshen Wu (creative coding)

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Special Thanks: LG Display, RCA x LGD Luminous Art & Design Competition Team


Awards:
3rd Prize - LG Display, RCA x LGD Luminous Art & Design Competition
First Selection - Arte Laguna 17 Video Art Category

In conersation with Zhao Jiajing about Time-flux

More about the Luminous exhibition

More about the collaboration with LG Display