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A little introduction to the Timekeeper Project

MONOCLE RADIO INTERVIEW: This blog gathers ideas and expertise from archaeology to zoology on the objects that influence how we experience and understand time. For a fifteen-minute rollercoaster ride around the kind of objects explored here, have a listen to

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p2230037.jpg

A little introduction to the Timekeeper Project

MONOCLE RADIO INTERVIEW: This blog gathers ideas and expertise from archaeology to zoology on the objects that influence how we experience and understand time. For a fifteen-minute rollercoaster ride around the kind of objects explored here, have a listen to

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Stereochron Island

An invitation to Stereochron Island

A NEW PROJECT: Following my residency as Timekeeper at Petrie last year, I’m starting a new research project, Stereochron Island, as Chisenhale Gallery‘s artist in residence in Victoria Park in East London, 2013-14. Stereochron Island re-imagines Victoria Park as a tiny fictional territory

Stereochron Island

An invitation to Stereochron Island

A NEW PROJECT: Following my residency as Timekeeper at Petrie last year, I’m starting a new research project, Stereochron Island, as Chisenhale Gallery‘s artist in residence in Victoria Park in East London, 2013-14. Stereochron Island re-imagines Victoria Park as a tiny fictional territory

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Four geometries of time

A DRAWING STUDY: Last year as Timekeeper in residence at the Petrie I made a 3-D diagram of 35 historical pictures and models of time, from a many-horned goat to an astronomical wormhole. After having a little time to reflect on that

Cathy Haynes Geometries of Time I

Four geometries of time

A DRAWING STUDY: Last year as Timekeeper in residence at the Petrie I made a 3-D diagram of 35 historical pictures and models of time, from a many-horned goat to an astronomical wormhole. After having a little time to reflect on that

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Thresholds (Part 2)

TIMEKEEPER BLOG: Now that we’ve poured ourselves in largely liquid state into the New Year – and I hope yours was a fine one – I’m back to think further about thresholds in time. Physically and symbolically a threshold defines what

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Thresholds (Part 2)

TIMEKEEPER BLOG: Now that we’ve poured ourselves in largely liquid state into the New Year – and I hope yours was a fine one – I’m back to think further about thresholds in time. Physically and symbolically a threshold defines what

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Thresholds (Part 1)

TIMEKEEPER BLOG: Everything is change. We know that more than ever on this date when we hover between the years like Janus – the double-faced god of doorways and time, who gave the first month its name. Like him, today

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Thresholds (Part 1)

TIMEKEEPER BLOG: Everything is change. We know that more than ever on this date when we hover between the years like Janus – the double-faced god of doorways and time, who gave the first month its name. Like him, today

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Can you solve this solar clock mystery?

CALL OUT: Can you tell me how this sundial came to be? A few years ago I was walking up a suburban stretch of road from Woolwich to Greenwich in South London. There, like so many other places, the curb

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Can you solve this solar clock mystery?

CALL OUT: Can you tell me how this sundial came to be? A few years ago I was walking up a suburban stretch of road from Woolwich to Greenwich in South London. There, like so many other places, the curb

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Dubplates, vanitas paintings and sacred calendar apps

A CONVERSATION between Andrew Renton and David Toop. These two eminent thinkers and creators, who had never met in person, came to the Petrie to talk with each other about objects that shape our sense of time. Their extraordinary conversation ranges

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Dubplates, vanitas paintings and sacred calendar apps

A CONVERSATION between Andrew Renton and David Toop. These two eminent thinkers and creators, who had never met in person, came to the Petrie to talk with each other about objects that shape our sense of time. Their extraordinary conversation ranges

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How do you map a life?

TIMEKEEPER BLOG: How do you map a life? How do you account for its achievements? Social media pages and the classic CV neatly answer that question by ordering the events of our personal history along a timeline. But is that the

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How do you map a life?

TIMEKEEPER BLOG: How do you map a life? How do you account for its achievements? Social media pages and the classic CV neatly answer that question by ordering the events of our personal history along a timeline. But is that the