An everlasting choreography referencing the (real) passing of time, people standing as the Hours moving only once every 60 minutes, while the one acting as the tenths of Seconds executes a very fast routine in a continual move.
This image is a screenshot of this work.
In The Practice of Everyday Life, Michel de Certeau creates a relationship between the metropolis and its inhabitants on one side, and the practice of writing and speaking on the other side, and how they are “writing an urban text
as they move through it”.
A given message evolves in perpetual flux and its context is permanently shifting, regardless if its support is an advert or public signage.
Who is its audience? Where is it read? What is the weather like? What is everyone talking about on that day?
Are they in a hurry? Does it smell of hotdogs as they’re reading it?
A static printed message cannot adapt to a changing situation; it therefore belongs to the platonic ideal world rather than the hic et nunc (here and now) of the real world.
Category: information design, Performance, tube, typo, typographic installation | Tags: choregraphy, Clock, context, contextual letterform, de Certeau, ephemeral, hic et nunc, hours, human, letterform, minutes, movement, seconds, temporary, time, typochoregraphy, typography, urban | Comments (0)
These pictures were taken during a few of my daily hour-long journeys from Aldgate East to Tooting Bec, and put together as a big informal cloud, as confused as my perception of time and space while traveling underground.
Category: Drawing in the tube, my journey, tube | Tags: aldgate, cloud, journey, london, mapping, mosaic, photography, tooting bec, trip, underground | Comments (2)
(I just remember a few of my favourite things…)
Category: my journey, tube | Tags: aldgate, circle line, cloud, delay, district line, journey, london, londres, mapping, metro, moorgate, mosaic, northern line, photography, retards, tooting bec, trip, tube, underground | Comments (0)
Category: Drawing in the tube, journal, tube | Tags: journey, marche, parcours, pavment, steps, trottoir, walk, walking | Comments (2)