Hourglass (2012)

“Time is the dimension of decay and resistance, of dissolution and of recomposition. Time is the process of becoming other of every fragment in every other fragment, forever.”

Futurability – franco Berardi Bifo

Recognition of the hourglass as a symbol of time has survived its obsolescence as a timekeeper‭. ‬Unlike most other methods of measuring time‭, ‬the hourglass concretely represents the present as being between the past and the future‭, ‬and this has made it an enduring symbol of time itself‭. ‬The powder in hourglass consists of‭ ‬crushed cement bits chipped from the‭ ‬“Wall”‭ ‬in the West Bank mixed with sand grains‭. ‬Hourglass is handmade and produced in collaboration with a‭  ‬glass factory in Hizma‭*.‬

Dimensions‭:‬‭ ‬
Height 22‭ ‬cm‭ - Diameter ‬9‭ ‬cm‭ ‬
Height 18‭ ‬cm‭ - Diameter ‬7‭ ‬cm‭ ‬
Height 8‭ ‬cm‭ - diameter 4‭ ‬cm

Total of 21 Editions.

‭* ‬Hizma‭; ‬a Palestinian town in the Jerusalem Governorate‭, ‬located half a kilometre Northeast of‭  ‬Jerusalem city‭. ‬

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Juan García Rosell, IVAM.






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