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Sarah Sze: Timekeeper

Art | August 28, 2017 |

Sarah Sze: TimekeeperImage courtesy of Sarah Sze Studio and Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze: Timekeeper 
Copenhagen Contemporary, Papirøen
From 10 March to 3 September 2017

 

In the spring of 2017, Copenhagen Contemporary (CC) will present Timekeeper (2016) by New York-based artist Sarah Sze. Sze, who represented the United States at the 2013 Venice Biennale, is known for a distinctive visual language that employs a wealth of materials and objects. Her art challenges the static nature of sculpture as it models and navigates the ceaseless proliferation of information in contemporary life.

 

Sarah Sze: TimekeeperImage courtesy of Sarah Sze Studio and Sarah Sze

 

A keen interest in the concept of time is a recurring feature of Sze’s work. Though rather than describing time as chronological, and as something that can be objectively measured and recorded, she explores the kind of time that is associated with recollections and memories, ascribing a system of order that alludes to the unpredictable ways in which time is experienced and impressed upon our lives by images and events.

 

Sarah Sze: TimekeeperImage courtesy of Sarah Sze Studio and Sarah Sze

 

Timekeeper is a complex and immersive installation encompassing projection, light, objects, and sound. In the centre of a darkened room is a dynamic sculptural assemblage of everyday items arranged according to a specific logic: that of a working desk, a site of the studio. Formed, in part, from remnants of the actual editing desk where the work was made, Timekeeper doubles as sculptural installation and as functional tool: a projector of itself. Screens flicker and fade, machines click and whirr, while projected images appear and reappear on the gallery walls and race, cyclically, around the room. This kaleidoscopic encounter echoes the deluge of information we process each day; images and events, at once familiar and strange, coalesce into a suggestion of time as both collapsed and expanded by memory and experience.

 

Sarah Sze: TimekeeprImage courtesy of Sarah Sze Studio and Sarah Sze

 

Here, time does not feel linear; rather, it holds moments that can be revisited over and over again. In this sense, Timekeeper may bear little relationship to the mechanical devices with which we mark the actual passing of time, but instead proposes how information is pieced together as we recall and replay our lives.

 

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