Human Voice as Clock


人声为钟


I recorded myself counting 2 minutes in several contexts to explore the human perception of time under different scenarios. Time is stretchable. Senses trigger flashbacks, flashbacks are extracted from memories, and memories interfere with the senses. Past, present, and future are interconnected like a manifold, a convergence of multiple dimensions of time. To connect these dots, Joan Grant reveals this piece of a puzzle in his book Winged Pharaoh: a far memory book: “for where I am is within and beyond Time, for it is the center of a circle where past, present, and future join and are eternal.”

人在不同的情况下,对时间流逝的体验有何不同?由此,我记录了我在不同场景和状态下计数两分钟。时间被拉伸和压缩。感官的输入勾起画面的闪回,记忆碎片在意识海中被捕捉。这一切互相交织与串联,眼前的不再是单一的时间轴,过去、现在、未来交织。时间交替汇集层层叠叠。如琼·格兰特《飞翔的法老》所言,“我所在之处,是时间之中却超越时间,这是过去现在未来的中心,是永恒。”

Read More: Nonlinear Time Perception and Narratives

Sound Production / Voice Recording

Time: May, 2018
Elements: 2’ Multi-Channel Voice Recording
Medium: iPhone, Ricoh GR II
Team: Individual
Length: 2’
Time of recordings: May 7, 2018 17:35 17:41 19:15 21:47 | May 8, 2018 18:15









Mark