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Microtime Sculptures
Nicolas Sch?ffer, France
Microtime Sculptures, 1968
Sculpture
Selected by: Gregor Muir
The scientific background: Between the moment an image hits one’s eye and the moment it is consciously perceived : 1/30,000 second... during this microlength of time (“microtime”) ...one’s brain chooses between all the information received which are perceived... an event is taking shape... it’s the way from conceptual to virtual and to perceptual... The assumption: Is it possible to have an influence on this time? To aestheticize it? To improve it? To crack the length of time? To get out of time? The sculptures: Black, neutral boxes where stainless steel discs, conchs, and plates are moved by programmed electric motors and reflect a lot of colored lights, some of which can be pulsed, giving a dynamic and aesthetic, powerful, and unrepetitive show. The effects: beautiful... fascinating... dynamizing... ! ...A lot of sleeping neurons in our brain cortex... awake... live forever... and will be useful some other way... It's good... refreshing... revivifying... revitalizing... like a (brain) massage... ! - Nicholas Schoffer
Nicolas Sch?ffer
Schoffer@club-internet.fr
www.olats.org/schoffer/