Dual channel HD quicktime video (color, sound),
Custom wood box, shelf, computer, speakers, diptych
7 min 30 sec, loop
Edition of 6
Timegardens are contemplative artworks in the tradition of ‘sublime’ landscape gardens first designed in the 18th-century, meant to be the subject of meditation on the transitory nature of human life as compared to slower natural cycles. Noh-timeGarden was inspired by Japanese landscape painting, employing the vertical format of a scroll. A virtual camera pulses in and out, moving along a circuitous path through an abstract, contemporary architecture designed by the Hart, but inspired by Contemporary Asian architecture: Hayao Miyazaki’s subject in his 2003 film Howl’s Moving Castle meets Zaha Hadid’s project for a Chinese opera house. One passes through it, then up a wooded hill to a Japanese temple, and back again.