What do you see, when you picture time? Think about the next week, month, or year… the rest of your life, or your life so far. Does a picture come into your head? Commencing on the “ides of March” and running for 30 days, Leonardo Electronic Almanac is proud to announce artists Walczak & Wattenberg’s new project: SEETIME, an exploration of the unique, hidden mental structures we all build in order to understand time.
LEA’s digital exhibition platform will form part of a collaborative, multi-platform site that will host this participatory artwork, in which viewers contribute sketches of their own visions of time. To participate, send a photo of a drawing to time(at)mw2mw.com or tweet an image with the hashtag #seetime.
Following this introductory phase, the project will continue to evolve over the remainder of the year through a series of iterations. In April, students of Industrial Design at Lehigh University will create physical time machines based on the their analysis of these themes in a class on perceptions of time taught by Wes Heiss. Subsequently, Wes and Marek will create a series of Time Objects that will culminate in an exhibition of these machines, as well as a visualization of the various maps of time.
Lanfranco Aceti Founder and Director, Media Exhibition Platform and Director of Kasa Gallery, Vince Dziekan Co-director, Media Exhibition Platform and Digital Media Curator, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, and Christiane Paul Co-director, Media Exhibition Platform and Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Marek Walczak is a public artist working with architecture, new media and social spaces. He works with Wes Heiss to create interactive installations including ‘Thoughtballoons’, where speech bubbles appear above people as they sit below, and virtual conversations are created when several people sit together.
Martin Wattenberg is an artist and computer scientist. He is known for his visualizations of culturally significant data, ranging from colors to classical music, as well as his work on the open-data web site, Many Eyes.
Marek and Martin have collaborated on a number of artworks including Apartment, which has been shown at the Whitney Museum and many venues worldwide. Their project Noplace, a Creative Capital work, was shown at the National Art Museum of China and as Noplace Online at Tate Online.