On Time

During 2020/21 Radar will be commissioning and showcasing artistic work exploring time, and related concepts, in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies' year-long focus on the topic.

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(Photo credit: Broken Clock Photograph by Piotrus, distributed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license)

During the 2020/21 academic year Radar will be commissioning and showcasing artistic work exploring time, and related concepts, in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies' year-long focus on the topic. 

Time is often understood as a neutral backdrop for events. Consistent, steady, reliable: it is the marker of history’s turbulence, the measure of work, and a fundamental building block of our society. While that which time makes possible—change, hope, fear, possibility, futurity and risk—are anything but knowable, the properties of time itself seem self-evident.

Yet behind time’s seemingly obvious nature lies mystery, disagreement and struggle.

Philosophers ask whether time exists outside our experience of it. Physicists argue over its relationship to space. Revolutionaries shoot the clocks and instigate new calendars. Artists make it a fundamental medium of their work rather than the unstated background to it. Time is anything but a given.

Across the academic year we'll be bringing together artists and academic researchers working on or with time across disciplines, topics and methods.

Artists

Alison Ballard & Martin Lewis

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Project Partners

Institute of Advanced Studies Time Programme


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Extra Ordinary People


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Events

An Hour

Fri 27 November - Fri 27 November - 2020

12:45pm - 14:15pm

A durational online performance. Join us as a participant or audience member. Read more