Time Pieces

2017 / Contact print / 32x32cm

Time is a magical, abstract concept, created by human beings, but it is useless if we do not also build the tools to measure it. The clock, in turn, is one of the artifacts used, by proponents of the mechanistic worldview, to explain the structure of our entire natural reality. In this piece, I completely dismantle a mechanical clock before photographing it via contact printing. The aim is to show its mundane starting point, a load of tiny pieces which, when put to work in perfect harmony, are somehow able to quantify the unmeasurable.