Being and Slow Time, Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University 2017
Being and Slow Time is an installation created in conjunction with the Bellarmine Forum Common Book A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. The exhibition offers a creative admixture rather than a critical analysis of Ozeki’s novel. The book provides a set of primary elements that find expression in the installation in a variety of ways. Selected textual images, things, or ideas become found objects, which, in turn, serve as points of reference for installation components. The novel is not read as a narrative but looked at as a cabinet of curiosities. The book unfolds in the installation in different ways, from simple correlations (an object represents something named in the text) to conceptual extrapolations (imagining a three-dimensional visualization of philosophical notions). Treating a book as a curiosity cabinet initiates a process that culminates in library display cases and bookshelves turning into curiosity cabinets of a contemporary kind.
Collaboration with Paul Harris.