Events

Tim Scaffidi
Sculpture with Clock and Time
2010
Aluminum, Steel, Cathode Tube, Camera, Computer, Custom Software, 8.5”x17.5”x16.5”

This kinetic sculpture is an experiment in alternate perceptions of time. Using custom software and a high speed camera, the sculpture conflates the temporal and spatial dimensions of the subject. It provides a starting point for contemplation on the nature of time and our perception of reality.
http://timothyscaffidi.com/projects/sculptures-with-time/

Cartwheels
Inkjet Print
2012
31"x44"

This print depicts a top-down view of a three-dimensional object composed of both the spatial and temporal traces of an action: two figures performing cartwheels. Part of the series Transactions, it is an entry point into a large, complex, potentially never-ending dialog about the nature of space, time, behavior, and language. My work enters this dialog by looking at how time and space can be visualized simultaneously, for the purpose of investigating the structure of physical actions over time. What can these structures tell us about ourselves, society, and our actions within it?
http://timothyscaffidi.com/projects/transactions/

Bow
Inkjet Print
2012
43"x44"

This print depicts a top-down view of a three-dimensional object composed of both the spatial and temporal traces of an action: two figures bowing at eachother. Part of the series Transactions, it is an entry point into a large, complex, potentially never-ending dialog about the nature of space, time, behavior, and language. My work enters this dialog by looking at how time and space can be visualized simultaneously, for the purpose of investigating the structure of physical actions over time. What can these structures tell us about ourselves, society, and our actions within it?
http://timothyscaffidi.com/projects/transactions/

Dynamism of a Dog in a Wheelchair
HD Video, 1m44s
2012

Screening event page

Dynamism of a Dog in a Wheelchair is a video homage to Giacomo Balla's 1912 painting Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash. Balla's painting is a prime example of the futurist movement's “dynamisms”, which attempts to show the action and motion of reality as constant and all at once. This video is focused on making the unseen visible, translating the subtle and hidden pieces of reality into a visual format, which is directly related to a passage from The Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe by Balla and Depero:
“We will give skeleton and flesh to the invisible, the impalpable, the imponderable and the imperceptible. We will find abstract equivalents for every form and element in the universe, and then we will combine them according to the caprice of our inspiration, creating plastic complexes which we will set in motion.”