TIME ZERO: INTERNATIONAL DATELINE
80 x 25 x 25cm
The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong 2022
GAGPROJECTS Online exhibition, Berlin and Adelaide 2022
The Habitat of Time, Arts Catalyst London, curated by Julie Louise Bacon 2020
Awardee, National Small Sculpture Prize, McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery 2020
Time Zero: International Dateline is based on a constructed geopolitical line drawn from the North Pole to the South Pole positioned at 180° longitude, demarcating one global calendar day from the next. This is an earth-scale conceptual art project that marks the meridian line of the time interval of zero. Time Zero gives material form to an invisible phenomenon: time. This gesture cast in the ancient technological material of bronze connects a pre-modern age with the system of time zones that developed in the industrial era. An intentional schism has been created in the two planar surfaces, like tectonic forces, emphasising the continual movement of this line by political and economic tensions.