AROUND THE CLOCK is a 3D video loop, created from 16 stereoscopic images captured inside the clock chamber of the magnificent 1927 Bank of Manhattan Tower in Long Island City, Queens.
The image sequence moves rhythmically around the age-worn interior, exposing stained brickwork, the cracked glass of the four massive clock faces, and the general toll of nine decades. As the arc closes and another orbit begins, viewers may contemplate the relations between the fullness of space, and time reduced to a quantum pulse; and the tension between time’s linearity — the unswerving arrow of change and decay — and its circularity — the renewal promised by each sweep of hands round the dial, each cycle of light and darkness.
To chart a path across distance or duration, one must first take bearings. AROUND THE CLOCK offers an experience of grounding in four dimensions, from a rare vantage point: at the hidden center of constructed space, on the inner side of divided time.
AROUND THE CLOCK is on view Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6 at Holocenter House on Governors Island, NYC, as part of the Center for Holographic Arts’ summer 2014 PARALLAX series. The house is located at #4B, Nolan Park, and is open from noon to 6pm both days.