Settle from Time to Time



Settle from Time to Time

Is time measurable? French-Jewish philosopher Henri Bergson said no to the question. In his point of view, the measurement of time, such as seconds or minutes, is merely a subjective idea rather than an objective, continuous existence.

Settle from Time to Time is an experiment exploring my personal relationship with contemporary domestic space, memory, and time. Although people travel and move a lot nowadays, domestic space is still somewhere we spend most of our time. I am interested in the time we spent in a certain space  and how it becomes part of us. 

I plan to work with the rental houses I am temporarily settling in. Knowing I will leave one day, I want to conserve my memories and time spent in them. Eventually, I find myself piecing different moments of my living space together with photographic images. Although it’s always in vain to measure time, time becomes the punctum in these two-dimensional pictures. 

那年承租的房子有個採光良好的客廳。隨著季節變換,客廳裡的光影不再重現,於我而言,是時間在空間中留下的線索。當客廳逐漸成形,訪客來來去去,時間似乎不僅只流逝,同時也在空間中累積起來。我試圖拼湊於此暫時棲居之所共度的片刻,即使丈量是場徒勞,二維留存的畫面中,時間仍成為刺點。