Sara Bonaventura - Chronoscope (2019) - site-specific version

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“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” R. Buckminster Fuller The main trigger concept is growth that incorporates degrowth (or vice versa). Chronoscope is apparently an entropic way to see the past, but what if the past tells us more about the future than we usually think? Past and future are interconnected in this fleeting present. Ephemeralization is not the answer maybe, but this ephemeral symbol, a monarch butterfly, stands for self-organizing, self-regulated, self-sufficient – but never fixed or rigid – systems in nature. It is a symbol of permanent metamorphosis. The split-screen reveals two complementary visions: a chiastic structure, between a flashback and a flash-forward, that echoes around the cyclical pattern of life.

"A site specific version of Chronoscope is running up as 4th prize for the Sino Niio Illumination Art Prizes selected by NIIO and it is screened in Hong Kong on the Tsim Sha Tsui Centre and Empire Centre facade (on a 4 x 16 m LED screen) on the waterfront everyday after sunset, from 20th of January to 19th of February for Chinese New Year." - S.B.

Sound design by Von Tesla
Documented by Sino Group
Curated by Niio Art

Chronoscope, by Sara Bonaventura

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