calenders make the passage of time perceptible. Yet, even with these
measuring devices, minutes, hours, years, and decades go by before
we know it.
Where does all that time go?
happen if everyone's clock was set to a different time? Anarchy?
Anger? Chaos? Confusion? Would it mark the end of civilization as
we know it?
What if we
lived according to nature's clock? We would conduct our activities
by the sun, the moon, the tides, and the seasons. Do you think we'd
still be so preoccupied with time?
for taking "the time" to read these words and to experience
The title of
this installation is lifted from a song by Chicago (then known as
the Chicago Transit Authority). The song is a catchy pop rock tune,
and its lyrics ask the listener whether the passage of time is really
all that relevant.
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? Does Anybody Really
Care?, is a comment about our cultureÕs obsession with time
and clocks. We wake up, go to work or school, schedule meetings,
watch our favorite TV programs all at a particular time and hour.
Our lives have
become so intertwined with clocks. They've even become part of our
physical bodies. How many times have you look at your wrist watch
Time is such
a valuable commodity. In our busy lives, who has the time to do
everything they want? How many things have you put off doing, simply
because you don't have the time to do it?
categorized certain units of time: quality time, comp. time, over
time, part time, full time, waste of time, boarding time, show time,
tee time, time out, Daylight Savings Time, Hawaiian time, Eastern
Standard Time, etc.