Conrad Shawcross - Timepiece
24 July 2013
The illusive concept of time has long been a fascinating subject for artists investigating its surreal and cosmic nature. This summer, the Roundhouse in north London is set to be transformed into a giant timepiece by artist Conrad Shawcross, who will "turn time and the clock back into the celestial, primeval experience that it once was for us all". An enormous faceless clock sculpted from light will be suspended above visitor’s heads in a dramatic site specific installation. This unique piece will pay homage to an ancient age before time was set to a universal measurement and also references prehistoric structures which used the sun to track the passage of time. Although this artwork looks back to the prehistoric, Conrad is also raising interesting questions pondered by our best and brightest modern physicists; what is time, can it be portrayed and is it an absolute reality? The artist is currently represented by long-time John Jones client Victoria Miro Gallery. Timepiece will be on display until 25th August and is a must-see for art and science enthusiasts alike.