Taking The Time
Gillian Jane Lees & Adam York Gregory are visual artists working and living in Glasgow . They are currently creating a new piece of work called Taking The Time and they need your help! They’re hoping for 1,440 people who consider themselves ‘from’ or ‘of’ Glasgow to join in by answering two questions: What time in the day (or night) holds special significance to you and why?
Over the course of 24 hours, Gillian & Adam will set 1440 wrist watch alarms, one for each of the significant times contributed by members of the public, to create a sonic sculpture that moves between silence and chorus to the rhythms of Glasgow and its residents.
To take part simply follow the link and drop in your time and reason here www.takingthetime.org
Gillian says "Your first reaction might be that it's the time you set your alarm for, the time you get up most mornings, but maybe there are other times too... Does a particular time of the day/ night remind you of someone, or something? Does it remind you of being somewhere specific, in Glasgow or somewhere else? Is there a time in the day/night that you look forward to... or not? We would like you to consider your relationship with time, and what it means to you specifically. There are no wrong answers!"
For updates on attending the 24 hour long performance of the watches being set to your times and the remaining installation, feel free to like the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1068516396664791/
Following the performance-installation, a book containing each of the times and the reasons for their significance will be officially donated to ‘The City’ and housed in The Mitchell Library Special Collections as a legacy of the project. Taking The Time will be entered in to the largest of their Special Collections, ‘The Glasgow Collection’, for the public to consult.