by Hollie Mackenzie

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June 6, 2017

According to Gilles Deleuze (1994), art is an experience that is distinct from the empirical moment. This distinction, Stephen Zepke (2008) explains through Félix Guattari, is conditioned by ‘heterogeneous durations’. These do not obey representational knowledge-claims...

September 2, 2016

Here is a video of the motorised clock hands with the clock face and frame attached. 

Below are film stills:

*This blog post has been back-dated for continuity purposes. Sculpture's clock face was originally attached on 2nd September 2016.

September 1, 2016

 Here is a video of the first trial of the motorised clock hands. 

*This blog post has been back-dated for continuity purposes. Sculpture's motorised clock hands were originally installed on 1st September 2016.

August 30, 2016

Here's a photograph of the melting clock body and during its sanding process.

*This blog post has been back-dated for continuity purposes. Sculpture's side drips were originally sculpted on 30th August 2016.

August 25, 2016

In order to house the DC or K'NEX motor, I needed a body large enough to hold and cover it. As the clock needed to give the illusion it's melting, I couldn't construct the back without making that also look as though it's melting. Therefore, I designed it to follow the...

August 25, 2016

This was the first time I carved drips that needed to look as though they were dripping down an angled slope towards a point. The image had in my mind that I wanted the wooden drips to take inspiration from was a long rectangle bar (metal rail) that was either covered...

August 25, 2016

With the clock face, I wanted the numbers to appear as though they were melting themselves. In order to do that and make it look almost realistic, as though they were in the process of melting, not dried drips etc. I needed the droplets to look 3D/have body to them....

July 20, 2016

 The idea for the melting clock hands were inspired by a concept I discovered at the Braidotti Summer School in 2013, called Duration (Braidotti/Deleuze/Bergson). I have since written about this concept when investigating the artistic encounter, where I described...

July 20, 2016

Above is a picture of the sanded melting clock frame and a video clip of me sanding it. As the shape was cut out of one piece of wood, the carving and sanding of it was a delicate process. So throughout the sanding process, I positioned the frame on top of a cushioned...

April 20, 2016

I began this sculpture by cutting out the shape for the melting clock frame, and then I started carving the shape by taking away its surface angles. 

*This blog post has been back-dated for continuity purposes. Sculpture was originally started on 20th April 2016.

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