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Dirk Erdmann — UNTIL

Convergence — Winter 2020

In the last year, all of a sudden our lifestyles have been completely changed due to the unprecedented global pandemic. We have lost countless things from our day-to-day life through these big changes that we’ve gone through, but one of the biggest things that we’ve lost is our sense of time. Our perception of time has been transformed as we spent identically-routined days in our personal spaces.
The distinction of time in our everyday life has been gradually fading away between a day and a week, a weekday and a weekend, morning and night, the present and the recent past. Now this “unusual” time is felt as if it continues perpetually.
“UNTIL” is a never-ending calendar ripping off its own pages. The printed numbers and letters on it are gradually being deformed. This deformation is symbolizing the distortion of our sense of time, disturbed by our everyday situation. As soon as the pages leave the calendar and touch the ground, the ink fades to white – mirroring our feelings of loss. The growing pile of blank papers on the floor represents the convergence of these faded days which we already can’t remember anymore.
This calendar will not run out. It looks as if these sequential behaviours form the twin to the ongoing situation that we haven’t yet been able to live through.

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