Perry Hoberman, United States
Timetable, 1999
Interactive installation
Photo by Peter Meretzky
Selected by: Christiane Paul
Timetable consists of twelve dials that are positioned around the perimeter of a large circular table, with an image projected from above onto its center. The dials’ functions change and mutate–they can become clocks, gauges, speedometers, switches, steering wheels, etc.–depending on what is projected onto them at any given moment. The real-time 3D scene at the center of the table is controlled and influenced by the movements of the dials. The space of Timetable undergoes constant transformations and becomes more complex and multidimensional as it is used: Perspectives split off from each other and create an awareness of the “time frames” suggested by different interfaces.
Perry Hoberman