The Quick and the Dead Response- Three pieces and their relation to time.
Christine Kozlov : No Theory
This piece is display as a tape recorder and microphone within the space it is in. During the time of the exhibition the the piece is constantly recording the environment and looping the recording as it goes. Not only does it record the ambiance of the space it is in but the actually activity of recording itself (via the tape wrapped around the microphone. The intention is to highlight that the moment recorded are fleeting as they are erased with new recordings. I find this piece interesting because its actual preforming on its own. The concept is simple yet effectively executed.
Steven Pippin : Fax 69
This piece is two fax machines printing information connected to each other by the paper in the trays. Both machines are sitting on a desk and the paper itself does a loop around the desk from one fax machine to another. My interpretation on this representing time is the infinite nature of information. The machines continue to call one another whilst using the same paper. Its as though they are caught within the loop much like "No Theory". I enjoy the presentation and presentation of this piece. Fax 69 is silly yet true to the nature of the piece and the usage of fax machines is dated yet still easily interpreted.
Harold Edgerton : Spilt Milk
This piece is a image of an actual spilt glass of milk frozen in the time of impact. Many of Edgerton's pieces highlight the moment during our lifetime that may be lost due the sudden nature of them. The spilt milk is a moment that we have seen before but the actual motion of the event is too quick to really take in. This slowing down of time give these mundane and common actions such vigor. The novelty of this images and the other ones like this is almost satisfying. There are moments where I would love to just stop time and witness events, taking in every detail fully. This piece definitely does this well.