Our daily look at digital time displays is casual – be it alarm clock, mobile phone, computer display, or clocks in public places. This happens almost imperceptibly. 1,250 Strikingly luminous numbers, seemingly digital, yet not indicating the time. We find 1,250 numbers between 770 and 2020 irritating. 1,250 years counting (from history) into the past. 1,250 years of history.
The Time Travel project makes the dimension of light discernible through the chronological sequence of years! A luminous experience of time in the digital age. The luminous numbers, counting up from 770 to 2020, trigger associations and fantasies within us. Years are linked to memories – glowing red, they bathe a historic façade in a digital radiance. The luminous numbers reflect the speed of light in time. We are swept along on a digital-romantic journey. Let us travel through time!
One can only see one’s surroundings when they lose their familiarity; when one is forced to perceive them anew. This is what Matthias Block’s temporary, large-scale installations seek to achieve. For several days, they force the viewer to take a new and closer look. His works alternate between the familiar and the alien, softening our categorical perception and integrating an irritating moment into our everyday experience.
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