Light is time

Photo:    Takuji Shimmura

Light is time is an installation born from the collaboration between the architect’s creative flair Tsuyoshi Tane of DGT Architects, the Parisian architectural firm of international reputation, the Citizen Design Team, known watch brand, and Yutaka Endo LUFTZUG, who handled the lighting and sound.

Photo:    Takuji Shimmura

It was presented for the first time in Milan - the installation consisted of 80,000 “main plates “, the structural device that supports all components of a watch, which fluctuate in a vacuum in one room with black walls, as if they were sparkling raindrops.

Photo:    Takuji Shimmura

“Time is light. If there were no light, then there would be no time. In the 20th century, mankind digitized time, measured it and continued to economize our time, until eventually we forgot about its relationship with the essence of light. Without light we never would have had the wonders of the universe, the richness of our planet or the joy and pleasure of our lives. “LIGHT is TIME” — the manifestation of light’s return to time — is our great challenge of the 21st-century.”

– Tsuyoshi Tane (DGT)

Photo:    Takuji Shimmura

You can find video walk-through of this ethereal installation in the video below.

The award-winning installation Light is Time was presented in Milan and Tokyo and after that, a new installation Time is Time was unveiled in Milan. For this event has been profoundly rethought the question “what is the time?”

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“Time contains many individual moments, including one we call “Now.” It is impossible to make time stand still. People and objects grow old, but time is always new. It always keeps moving. Keeps changing. It comes, and it goes. This ever changing flow of individual moments is what we know as “TIME”. “time is TIME” is an experimental and experiential installation exploring the idea of time. By using approximately 120.000 main plates, two main areas have been created: the space A and space B. In these areas, visitors can have a completely new experience of time, experiencing time as an absolute and everything else as a relative. “time is TIME” is a challenge in the 21st century to introduce a new vision of “TIME.”

– Tsuyoshi Tane (DGT)

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