‘Our internal model of time, movement, mass and space is based on a lifetime of experience, perhaps even genetically encoded. What happens when we build a new model? What happens when we bend the rules?’ UVA
United Visual Artists’ Momentum consists of twelve pendulums that activate light and sound as they swing, drawing attention to the Curve’s vast arc, inviting you to journey through the space guided by your heightened senses. Each pendulum has been meticulously designed and built using steel, aluminium, and custom electronics. The sound is individual to each pendulum, prepared and tuned to seamlessly resonate as they move within the Curve.
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose-garden.
My words echo
Thus, in your mind.
But to what purpose
Disturbing the dust on a bowl of rose-leaves
I do not know.
TS Eliot – Burnt Norton
“The representation of coexistence is impossible in Time alone; it depends, for its completion, upon the representation of Space; because, in mere Time, all things follow one another, and in mere Space all things are side by side.” Arthur Schopenhauer
“There is no difference between time and any of the three dimensions of space except that our consciousness moves along it… any real body must have extension in four directions: it must have Length, Breadth, Thickness, and Duration”.
More than with any other capital, you can make your own London’ Patrick Keiller
Keiller trained as an architect but turned to film, particularly intrigued by the surrealists’ notion of changing a city by changing the way we look at it. This proved an attractive idea for somebody who wasn’t going to change it through architecture…
In London, one way in which Keiller transforms the city is by “reimagining” places. Which means giving us the pictures while the narrator tells pleasant lies…
(Excerpts from Guardian interview, 2004)
Barbican, Mendelssohn’s Tree
Dedicated to Mendelssohn, this is a part of a tree from Burnham Beeches which was blown down in 1990, and which was apparently a favourite haunt of the composer Mendelssohn to gain inspiration for his music.