The Prisoner of Time was a fetured piece at the California Museum of the Arfs four month special show on repurposed art, in 2017.
PRISONER of TIME
Standing six feet high this assemblage, using 80% recycled materials, is a commentary on the freedoms we lost when we became prisoners of an abstraction, we call time. It uses a poem by the artist that relates to each element in the piece, This is a powerful sensational assemblage as it captures the viewer with sound, motion and lights, accompnied by poetic words.
Approaching this installation, it magically starts, first with the metronome creating the tic-toc sounds emulating our internal clock that drives us relentlessly. Then the brass hourglass rotates every 2 minutes to demonstate the sands of time running down. When the alarm bell sounds, the alarm clock hands spin forward to challange us to “keep up” with the ever faster pace of our lives. Finally the prisoner's cell lights up to show him as he rises in his bed.--a Prisoner in the cell of time, forever responding to its demands.
The piece contains 3 motors, a bell and led all controlled by a microcontroller.
The piece stands 74" high and 16" wide
The Prisoner of Time
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Prisoner of Time