Keeping Time examines the progression from the present to the past. The piece uses a mechanical metronome to audibly perceive time’s progression, meanwhile slowly collecting dust as a personal fossil, displaying the linear nature of an individual’s time linked to their immediate environment.
The brass body of the metronome echos historical scientific equipment while allowing a glipse into the mesmerising mechanism due to it's mirror-like shine.
Materials: Brass (body) / Glass (test tube) / Steel (rivets and mechanism)
Mechanism: Mechanical winding
Size: 25 cm x 8 cm x 11 cm
This piece was exhibited in the Manchester School of Art Master's Degree Show in October 2015.