122 x 195 x 4 cm / 80 x 195
x 4 cm / 122 x 195 x 4 cm
Installation with mixed media
on wall construction
Installation view and details from the MFA Degree Show (2014), Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo (NO).
Photo credits: Eirik Knoop
Reading Time is a project-based installation inspired by the idea of the extended now. The installation consists of drawings and text-based works mounted on a construction of three walls, assembled in two ninety degree angles.
The shape of the structure is inspired by a theory made by the American physicist Fritjof Capra. An illustration in his book The Tao of Physics (1975) shows that an electron, in interaction with two photons, moves forward in time, then backward in time, and forward in time again. This idea of a time-traveling electron has served as a concrete image of what I am trying to articulate in my work; namely, that our experience of the present extends forward and backward in time, and creates an ubiquitous whole of past, present and future.
By quoting the course of the electron via three walls, I force a course of time into the reception of the installation. In that way the viewer must explicitly relate to before and after in order to experience the composite work.