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.

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