2017 / Woodblock on lightbox / 105X52x10cm
We set our clocks according to the Sun’s apparent movement around the Earth. To be able to know exactly what time it is, science divided the planet into 24 sections, 15˚ for each one. These are the time zones, and the current time is ascertained by working out the Sun’s position in relation to them. For this piece, I mounted a woodblock onto a lightbox, showing a kind of time zone jigsaw puzzle, the result of countries’ political geography being applied to and altering the time zones, which were initially divided by straight lines. As such, when the spectator moves around the piece, they appear to take on the role of the Sun in its daily passing.