Fantastic Time Machines
Sam Belinfante & Simon Lewandowski
Opening: 23 March, 2012, 8PM
Exhibition runs 24 March - 29 April, 2012
Opening Hours: Thu - Sun, 2-6PM, closed on 8 March
preview: 23 March, 2012, 11 AM
Lehavi, Time Sifter, installation view (l) Sam Belinfante &
Simon Lewandowski, sketch for the 'Chronocrator' (r)
part of the current exhibition series Time & Technology
Art Laboratory Berlin shows the exhibition Fantastic Time Machines
with new works by Shlomit Lehavi and Sam Belinfante & Simon
Lewandowski. The two artistic contributions deal with the phenomenon
of time through synchronicity, simultaneity and succession. These
artists have developed special forms of imaginary time machines.
Bristish artists Sam Belinfante and Simon Lewandowski present the
newly produced work The Reversing Machine (A Theatre of Kairos
and Chronos) which alludes to the notion of Kairos as opportune
time, as opposed to Chronos, the course of time. The artwork is
a constructed mechanism, which the artists call a Time-Setter
or Chronocrator and which tries to examine temporal perception
by means of running different machines forwards and backwards. This
mechanical palindrome is an outstanding artistic reflection on our
contemporary life with its many simultaneously controlled processes
and repetitive actions.
born and New York based Shlomit Lehavi is an installation artist
specialising in the relationship between technology and mankind.
She examines the theme of memory and its relationship to technology.
Her video installation Time Sifter explores collective memory,
collective forgetting and the role of individuals. By means of touching
the changing projections in her work the visitor is allowed a fascinating
form of participation and interaction.
by Regine Rapp and Christian de Lutz
text as .pdf
Some Theoretical Considerations
With the generous support of:
of Leeds, http://www.leeds.ac.uk/
Wild Pansy Press, http://www.wildpansypress.com
(Project Space Leeds) http://www.projectspaceleeds.org.uk/
Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, http://itp.nyu.edu/itp/
Time & Technology series is made possible in part by
a generous gift from Michael Schröder.