MAP – the arrow of time.
- The thermodynamic arrow of time
- The cosmological arrow of time
- The quantum arrow of time
- The perpetual arrow of time
- The psychological arrow of time
The arrow of Time (entropy).
The second law of thermodynamics states that in case of systems, which are isolated, their entropy can only increase. It cannot ever decrease. Therefore, measuring entropy is a way of differentiating between the past and the future. It allows us to comprehend, what is already behind and what is yet to occur.
I plan to experiment with this idea and design a map of time with references to different levels of certainty. Will anxieties of the past become much more obvious in the future?
What would happen, if I contradicted Machian’s theories of dynamics and quantum geometrodynamic perspective by stating that there was no time! (Butterfield, 2001)
Does it mean that my experimentation with moving image should develop and progress, therefore stop? Should my work remain still? Is stopping time the answer to all uncertainties of the future? The list of questions could easily flow.
In the context of the potential to save money in Haiti, time as concept is irrelevant. There is simply not enough income to put anything aside. There are not enough resources to sustain life. Therefore, dreaming about purchasing unnecessary objects and the associated frustration of wasting time to be able to save ‘nothing’ is a morally unsound torture.
I propose to experiment with images, which indicate desire to possess “something”, something physical. There is, however, absolutely no potential or chance for this dream to come true and materialise. Everything is suspended in the sphere of wishes and imagination. The time has already stopped there.
The dream of owing a kettle becomes more and more vivid, but it never gets a chance to materialise itself and become real. It gets ‘stuck’ somewhere in the sphere of imagination, between needs and desires. The most disturbing is the fact that when you expect it to fully form and appear to be real, the film challenges the predictability of the narrative by stopping the kettle in the process of appearing.
Staring at a grey wall deadpan, day and night. This is all that what is left. Human suffering has no impact. We have seen this all before.
“Underlying this chamber is a number of allusions to recent Polish history – the ramp at the entrance to the Ghetto in Warsaw, or the trucks which took Jews away to the camps of Treblinka or Auschwitz, for example. By entering the dark space, visitors place considerable trust in the organisation, something that could also be seen in relation to the recent risks often taken by immigrants travelling. Balka intends to provide an experience for visitors which is both personal and collective, creating a range of sensory and emotional experiences through sound, contrasting light and shade, individual experience and awareness of others, perhaps provoking feelings of apprehension, excitement or intrigue.”
(THE UNILEVER SERIES: MIROSLAW BALKA: HOW IT IS