Regla | Rule | Arau

Regla, rule, arau

Since prehistoric times and up to the present day, units of measurement of length have been used to give dimension to our environment by comparison. Most of these units were linked, in one way or another, to the human body, until, from the 19th century onwards in Europe, the change of social model resulting from the revolutions (the Industrial and French Revolutions) initiated a process of metric globalisation which gradually led to their replacement by units based on physical constants. From the 20th century onwards, following the path of technological and scientific advances – which began to evaluate human perception systems and proposed the relativity of space and time – art asked itself the question: what are the implications (philosophical, political, economic…) of establishing a standard of measurement, and its use, in order to give dimension to our world?

This project has been made possible thanks to funding from the Basque Government’s Department of Culture and Language Policy.