13min · Short, Biography, Family · 1 May 2013
Timeline is a video-based artwork that explores ideas of both projected and actual time. By reproducing the basic biological and social milestones of life with text,Timeline simplifies life's meaning to a checklist. The work is presented as small words being written and erased in a blank white field, never retaining a lasting physical presence but instead leaving as easily as they came. The milestones themselves straddle the divide between personal and generic, and their metronomic appearance both conforms to and distorts our commonly held impressions of time and the human life cycle. The work is 12:49 long.
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