‘Relativistic Objects’ challenges contemporary behaviours and life habits related to the way we conceive and perceive the passing of time. These objects speak to anyone interested in redefining the way we approach and experience our lives, and emphasize the importance of physical interaction. This project translates into a practical exercise an activity our brain is gradually repressing because excessively relying on digital devices. Missing a sensorial experience of time has affected our ability to fix memories and consequently had an impact on the definition of our self-consciousness. Artificial light allowed us to stretch our perception of time from a sum of finite instants into an unrealistic continuum. We became immortal, projected towards great life achievements, blind to the fugacity of our existence. We abandoned our circadian rhythm for a digital pace of life. Relativistic Objects are time visualisers. They don’t exist to measure time but for us to re-learn how to be aware of its passing by experiencing it through a visual representation of physical phenomena: gravity, the movement of celestial bodies, friction, phase transitions. Each piece is symbolically linked in its working mechanism with one of the four natural elements.
Designer: MARTINA TARANTO
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
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The four objects are made of a brass structure which includes a beeswax element with a different anatomy for each object. The products have been made using engineering tools, and are hand finished.
Each object has a different working mechanism that is related with one of the four natural elements.