Every year (since 2013) between New Year’s Eve and New Year, I gather the "Time of the Others". During this gathering, each year, several different friends and also unknown people help me. The participants live all over the world and in different time zones. Between 23:55 and 00:05 they record their personal moment of the year change with the recording device or the mobile phone. The recorded time is conserved. In this way, it becomes an indirect experience enriched by a collective dimension unknown to the participant. By excluding the visual component, the experience is anonymized. Thus the reproduction of the anonymous sounds becomes a potential synonym for one's own experiences. I like to take time, space and emotion by means of sound. Sound plays a large part in human memory.
12312355-00050101, 2016, Video Sound Installation, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel
Foto: Changwook Gu