Things Take Time is a tube TV set that emulates an analog clock. Every minute completed, a written message that lasts one second appears on the screen. In the remaining time, only the audio is transmitted by the device.
This work addresses several reflections on chronological time and the time of things.
At first, there is the understanding that a measurement imposed as a rule (one minute) can be experienced in very different ways depending on the recipient, the environment and the way the work is observed.
How long does a minute last? What is the level of deformity of this time stablished centuries ago in relation to the time we experience in the contemporary world, where the arrival of new technologies increasingly transforms and distorts this ancestral measurement?
The time of things is presented here in the shape of a disused device (a tube TV set) that pretends to be another almost rare equipment (an analog clock), in a fusion resulting in an uncategorized technological object, which presents itself as a new and possible hybrid, but already obsolete.
The assembling proposal for the installation contemplates the tube TV set positioned on a base that emulates a Greek column, presenting an environment with kind of a corny and outdated mood where these pieces from such different times seem compelled to live together. It is suggested to place a chair or an armchair so that the public can enjoy the work and literally “sit down watching time go by”.