Since long ago, people have tried to capture the existence of time by recording and engraving. This is, for example, a picture with a motif with such meanings, what can be expressed by the touches and the density of lines, and photographs that cut out a moment from the world. Clock, which is always ticking new time, can be also said to contain the presence of time which human beings established.
There is a reason why people try to confine time into all sorts of media; human beings are living on a long axis called life. But also at the same time, people are kept alive by time. It is a permanent concupiscence of human to want to understand time by capturing them in our hands, since time always has control over us.
“temporal” is a new form of painting where time is carved into the canvas .
In this work, the author only plays the role of determining the “start” and the “conclusion”. The author puts ink onto the canvas to breathe in life. The drawing begins from the point that the ink is placed on. This point expands little by little, and gradually shapes, lines and shades will be formed. The author does not intervene at all in the drawing, but only watches the maturation of the picture being drawn from moment to moment.
After a while, the author fixes a “suitable time” for the conclusion. At that time, the ink stops drawing and the picture is stopped being drawn. The painting is completed moderately.
The technical method of this work is that it uses magnetic fluid as ink. There are 6 different constructions with different structures made by motors on the back of the each canvas. The magnet in the fluid is controlled by each structure, making the ink move on the surface of the canvas, and every second, the fluid adherences on its tracks.
“temporal” is an expression of time and it is also the representation of time. Time which expresses the process of the painting is inscribed on the canvas, and time is again, the one who inscribes this art.
Eri Sekiguchi and Yasuaki Kakehi. temporal, Ars Electronica Festival. 2014.
Eri Sekiguchi and Yasuaki Kakehi. temporal_L, ICC OPEN SPACE 2014 “HABILITATE”. 2014.