<em>Timegarden 02</em>

Claudia Hart
Timegarden 02, 2005
HD quicktime video (color, sound), custom wood box, shelf, computer, speakers
1 hour, loop
15 x 23.5 x 3.5 in / 38 x 60 x 9 cm, framed
3.5 x 16.8 x 9.6 in / 9 x 42.5 x 24.4 cm, shelf

Timegardens are contemplative artworks in the tradition of the ‘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.

Timegarden 02 is a recent update, created for the 2006 Margaret Mead Film Festival at the Museum of Natural History in New York. In this particular one-hour Timegarden, the camera revolves 360º, like a clock, positioned in the woods outside a circular walled garden. Four time spans are represented simultaneously: flowerbeds cycle from spring to fall; trees cycle from winter to winter, and the dome of the sky moves from dawn to dusk. The cycles are seamlessly looped, repeating hourly.

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