Our Time is the latest large-scale installation by United Visual Artists, investigating the subjective experience of the passing of time – How long is a moment? At what rate does time actually flow? The work joins a series of kinetic sculptures that began with Momentum (2013), an installation designed as a 'spatial instrument' that revealed the relationship between expectation and perception when intersected with a physical space. Our Time was commissioned by MONA and presented as part of Dark Mofo, Hobart, Tasmania in June 2016.
The installation is defined by a physical environment where pendulums swing at a pace apparently unhindered by the laws of nature and where no single time measurement applies. The installation combines movement, light and sound as a multi-sensory, multi-dimensional canvas the visitor can enter. Pendulums swing – each to their own rhythm – as time flows through the grid. With light tracing the path and sound its echo, the passing of time becomes almost palpable.