Gradations of Time over a Plane is an open-ended project which focuses on the study and reflection about Time, both as a symbolic dimension of reality and also as an abstract concept relating to something which is non-material and that “precedes materiality”. Supported by these notions we have set out, since the Spring of 2010, to film and work in various locations during different periods of observation, documentation, testing and intervention, looking for situations and places which guide us to specific conceptions of the living experience of time.
This project is being constituted in chapters, reflections and articulations from the experience given by the field work and the various material collected during those moments, combined with the study and research of various perspectives on the relation between man and the passing of time. These chapters (currently 19, in multiple formats), correspond to different personal conceptions of the experience of time and symbolic interpretations of those ideas in relation to particular environments, cultural edifications and induced fictional assemblages.
In order to develop an internal mapping of the work a particular pictograph is devised for each chapter. The resulting expanding alphabet is intended as a self relational language provoking new relations between the several parts of Gradations of Time over a Plane.