Timeless Machine

“Time is not the interior in us, but just the opposite, the interiority in which we are, in which we move, live and change . . . Subjectivity is never ours, it is time that is, the soul or the spirit, the virtual.” Gilles Deleuze

timeless-machine-map-copy

Timeless Machine is a project made from a collaborative process between moving image artist Nazare Soares, sound artist Øystein Kjørstad Fjeldbo and artist and shamanic practitioner Amalia Fonfara. We are developing an interactive installation which utilises real-time rendered binaural sound systems. Space functions as a cognitive map, where the navigator will be exposed to types of temporal illusion through a sound composition in space given by ambisonic binaural techniques. The gaze will be reformulated and question within an invisible architecture, the virtual space. Disorientation and de-centre will be forced pushing the body to re-orientate itself. By the use of the absence of light and sound frequencies, we avoid spatial and time cognitive experience to be projected outside of the body. Timeless Machine will be exhibited for first time at  Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Trondheim, Norway on the 21st of May 2017.

“Dislocation echoes emancipation” – Ernesto Laclau

We address notions of invisibility and vacuum within the virtual environment. How to disoriented and displace the observer’s outside experience in such environments, to the extent of emphasis internal physical perception of the body? How is body awareness connected to the acceptance of perceiving states absence of external stimulus?Deviation of direction when we project our senses may be connected to our capacity to reclaim subjectivities.

 

“How electrons experience the world: that is, dis/orienting experience of the dis/jointed of time and space, entanglements of here and there, now and then, that is, a ghostly sense of dis/continuity, a quantum dis/continuity, which is neither fully discontinues with continuity or even fully continuous with discontinuity, and in any case, surely not one with itself. There is not overarching sense of temporality, of continuity, in place”

(Karen Barad, 2010)