ArcheTime

The first event for ArcheTime, founded by Olga Ast, was the Cross-Disciplinary Conference and Exhibition dedicated to exploring differences and synchronicity between artistic, academic, and scientific concepts of time. To download PDFs of the fascinating work included in this dialogue, visit http://www.archetime.net/art_abstracts/index.html

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Origins

Origins

White Hole

White Hole

Frozen Warp

Frozen Warp

Endnote 1976

Endnotes 1976

Four Views Marking Time, Catherine Rutgers

These images celebrate change over time and release from anxiety. In “Origins,” a plastic pomegranate is a playful indication of Persephone’s meal that set the course of the seasons; circular layers echo the earth and the face of a clock.

“White Hole” was originally a hand-punched page to be placed in a notebook (1976). The underlying text was recently computer-generated; the message begins with “perceptions” and ends with “extend.”

The way paper changes over time is a delicious transformation of color and texture. The source for “Endnotes” has aged for more than thirty years; when scanned for this project, I intended to translate that effect as closely as possible.

“Frozen Warp,” on the other hand, explores transformations allowed by digital technology. From a slide of “The Death and Rebirth of Vinyl” (mixed media on canvas, 4 x 3 feet, 1997) a black vinyl LP, baked in my oven, becomes a glacial continent.

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