An Installation Exploring Light And Time By DGT Architects

In an exploration of light and time, Paris-based studio DGT Architects set up a dreamy art installation made of 80,000 small plates, which are typically used for watch-making.

“When humanity noticed these things, we unknowingly created the concept of time.” Titled ‘Light is Time’, the site-specific installation consists of thousands of glittering small plates, which appear to be floating in mid-air. The artwork was commissioned by CITIZEN for the Triennale di Milano in 2014. Speaking about the inspiration behind the installation, the architects say: “Light was born at the instant of the Big Bang, the universe’s beginning. From beyond the horizon, the rising sun slowly covers the Earth in light, shadows transform into different shapes, the seasons transit colors in nature and the waxing and waning of the moon changes. When humanity noticed these things, we unknowingly created the concept of time.”

All images © Courtesy of DGT Architects

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