Time Machine

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Time Machine is a small white room about the size of 1,20 m². It is open from the top an the following instructions are written on its door:

One person at a time can enter to see the piece.
You can open the door when the red signal light is NOT on.
Do not pull the door when the red signal light is on.

The door automaticly closes behind a person entering the room and it is not possible to open it for next 3 minutes.

On the back of the room it is written:

The door is openable in three minutes when the red light switches of.
If you try to force the door while the red light is switched on the time will be reactivated.

Background

This piece works in its minimalism as a tranquilizer, dreamspace or reminder. This piece does obstruct freedom of the viewer for those three minutes but the idea is not to traumatize or antagonize the viewer. Three minutes is an average time that a person will wate for a telephone service to anwser before getting fustrated. The time is relatively short but long enough for a person to catch their breath and have a thought or two. Ofcourse it can be bit fustrating if your adrenaline is running high after an intence work week but even then it can be a small reminder to stop. This piece works as an oximoron of confinding to liberate us. To see the value of time by forcing us to be present for just a little while.

Time machine detail

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