Standard Time functions as a new civic clock. Projected in an empty shop window, this ‘digital clock’ tells the exact time of day. However it is actually a film of a 4 x 12 metre structure made of wooden planks rebuilt 1,611 times over the course of four shifts by 72 workers to create a physical 24-hour clock. Standard Time shows calendrical time quite literally as a man-made construct.
“Standard Time is a performance lasting exactly 24 hours and recorded on film. However, this film is much more than just the recording of an action, the recording of something that has taken place in the past; it is also a clock. A clock for use right now and in the future which, as each day goes by, extends further into the past, but is still up-to-date and punctual”. (Mark Formanek)
Standard Time is an artwork by Mark Formanek, realised by Datenstrudel in co-production with Bigfish GmbH. Supported by Stiftung Kunstfonds & Filmstiftung NRW, Skulpturenpark Berlin.
Curated by AV Festival 12.
Preview: Fri 2 March 2012, 3-6pm
Thu 1 March – Sat 31 March 2012
Sunderland SR1 1RF
Mon, Wed 10am–7pm
Tue, Thu, Fri 10am–5pm