Ideas Platform

Julie Louise Bacon: The Time Salon

29 May – 19 Jun 2017

Above: Julie Louise Bacon, 'The Time Salon', 2017, installation view, Ideas Platform, Artspace, Sydney. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Jessica Maurer
43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Sydney Australia
Thursday 25 May, 6 – 8pm

The Time Salon is a conceptual art project that explores rapid shifts in the human experience and physical views of time brought about by the Network Ages.

The project evolves through an iterative process involving the creation of artworks, the curation of events and exhibitions, and publications. Central to this Ideas Platform project, is a questioning of the relationship between the phenomenological time of matter and energy, and cultural and personal constructs of time.

The intensity of time is felt in daily life, in intimate and pragmatic, psychological and scientific spheres, yet time is arguably merely a means for grasping change. As  H.G. Wells observed in his 1895 novel The Time Machine, 'There is no difference between time and any of the other three dimensions of space, except that our consciousness moves along it.' 

This project was assisted by a research grant from UNSW Art & Design.