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8'20" - On Time Travelling

Video installation. Hd digital video, colour, sound. 8’20”. (2016). Sunbathing chairs. Variable dimensions.
Commissioned by Allenheads Contemporary Art. According to the Oxford Dictionary, a mineshaft is: ‘a deep narrow vertical hole, or sometimes a horizontal tunnel, that gives access to a mine’. A flock of mineshafts asks you to stop time travelling and to stay in the here and now, by quoting passages from H.G. Wells ‘The Time Machine’. To do this, you should avoid everyday forms of time travelling, such as the sunlight hitting your skin from 8 minutes and 20 seconds in the past. Mindfulness.