[ISEA2012] Artist Talk: Julian Priest – LOCAL TIME

Artist Statement

Local Time is a 2011 artwork that created a temporary timezone at the Dowse Museum in Wellington, New Zealand. In our day to day existence we structure our lives around time. In Local Time a fluctuating time signal was generated from a network of wireless sensors around the museum grounds and displayed on a giant digital display on the outside of the building. The piece is used as a starting point for a discussion of how time is co-ordinated and operationalised in society and how it relates to environmental processes.