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One of three works that were actually finished during the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and a work that I am really proud of.

The final work features a triangular clock with a speaker placed at the back of it amplifying the sound that the inductors inside the clock picks up from the three separate mechanisms. It is also accompanied by a photographic manipulation of a clock taken at different angles and layer one on top of another. Similar to the work Old Man – Motion, this work was slightly inspired by Michael Wesley’s Open Shutter project, playing with the 4th dimension – time.

This piece aimed to emphasize time  as it was and how we are in the flow of it. It is an inescapable element of our lives even though it may have been possibly man made and not a definite numerical thing. Therefore, I portrayed it with only the second hand, emphasizing the movement and the flow of time, but leaving the two other hands which could be said to be “invented”. The sound that is heard further brings forth the notion of the constant passage and flow of time, so much so it can get to our head sometimes. I got the idea from the period before I sleep every night. As I sometimes fine great difficulty falling asleep, I start to take notice of things which are otherwise neglected in our hectic lifestyle, the simple ticking of a clock. Time has always fascinated me and by paying attention so closely to something so mundane as that, it drew out the concept of showing the flow and inevitability of time in my art.

I will be linking another work to this work which has a similar concept. It is also a time piece, but a media work that was done in school. In total, this work took 8 hours to conceive and create.

Night Life

This is just a follow up from the “Old man – Motion” work inspired by Michael Wesley’s open shutter project. It marks the final piece that was suppose to be presented in the SAIC Summer Program Exhibition 2010. It is a contrast of two pictures of night and day and the movements that occur in each environment. Both are done using the same technique of photography whiles moving to capture movement around us.

The presentation method was inspired by Michael Wesley’s photograhy to convey the changes of movement. But rather than it being a single exposure over a long period of time, they are made up of a few photos over a short period to achieve a similar effect. The focus was more to achieve the aesthetic appeal rather than just the conceptual.