dominic wilcox: moments in time
dominic wilcox: moments in time
dec 14, 2011

dominic wilcox: moments in time

‘comfortably oblivious’, 2011

‘moments in time’ is a collection of five new watch sculptures by british designer dominic wilcox, which cover subjects ranging from protests to surveillance to money and football. the time-based artworks are created from vintage mechanical watches which stand as the bases of the time-tellers. the miniature figures are affixed to the second and minute hands of each timepiece, resulting in animated scenes which draw on everyday situations and imagined situations. for example, two people sitting on a bench fail to give up their seat to an elderly woman walking with the aid of a stick while holding bags in ‘comfortably oblivious’.

dominic wilcox: moments in time ‘UC davis protest’, 2011

the work’s title says it all for ‘UC davis protest’. ‘I find it disturbing when people in positions of power abuse it and lose any sense of humanity. I was shocked to see the footage of the pepper spraying of people sitting in a peaceful protest at UC Davis. I felt a need to capture this incident in time.’ – dominic wilcox

dominic wilcox: moments in time ‘UC davis protest’, 2011 (top view)

dominic wilcox: moments in time ‘the beautiful game’, 2011

in ‘the beautiful game’, a footballer holds aloft a trophy in the form of a pound symbol (£) as three prospective WAGs vie for his attention.

dominic wilcox: moments in time ‘love and protest’, 2011

in these times of peaceful protest in the face of armed repression, ‘love and protest’ displays a protester and a soldier embracing and kissing.

dominic wilcox: moments in time ‘love and protest’, 2011 (detail)

dominic wilcox: moments in time ‘captured’, 2011

‘captured’ depicts a scene of irony, whereby CCTV cameras are surveying three paparazzi. everyone is capturing everyone.

‘love and protest’, ‘UC davis protest’ and ‘captured’ are on show at la scatola gallery until january 10th, 2012. ‘comfortably oblivious’ and ‘the beautiful game’ are on display at phillips de pury until january 31st, 2012 .

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