Time dominates all our lives in one way or another-
either consciously or unconsciously- and certainly subconsciously.
We live our lives by clocks, timetables, seasons and
cycles. The routine of the 24 hour clock is only one
of the instruments that we refer to in ordering our
lives. We litter our language with time-related references-
time-lapse/ time-honoured/ time-dependent/ on time/
behind time/ life time/ bedtime etc. We are tied
inexorably to time and its relation to our lives.
The intention of this work is to broaden our everyday
understanding and appreciation of time in relation to
ourselves and our daily lives visually and non-visually.
And by extending and understanding the measurements
of time we gain a better understanding of where we place
ourselves within any given 'time-frame'.
Between now and the end of June 2006 each Timekeeper,
as and when it is designed and constructed, will be
installed in an appropriate location on the Harcourt
Hill Campus. It is expected that the majority of Timekeepers
will remain in place for approximately five (5) years
whilst a number will be temporary by their transient
In addition to the ongoing development,
design and construction of the work
have also been liaising with a number of different Directorates
(staff and students) relating the subject matter to
their particular course content. Contact will be made
prior to the installation of any new work as well as
on completion of any new work. It is hoped that this
will enable very different responses to be explored
and developed independent of the original work created