elor levy explores visual & spatial confines of time in five artifact series
elor levy explores visual & spatial confines of time in five artifact series elor levy explores visual & spatial confines of time in five artifact series
jul 25, 2016

elor levy explores visual & spatial confines of time in five artifact series

elor levy explores visual & spatial confines of time in five artifact series




time, a unique phenomenon both spatial and intangible, a relative concept that seems to be in a constant state of change; sometimes speeding by, others feeling like an eternity. as humans, time is regarded in three conceptual states — past, present, and future — ostensibly separate but in fact always in continuum.

‘screen time’ detail




designer elor levy attempts to represent time in its spatial confines in ‘screen time’, a five artifact series that merges fabric partition and hourglass. each ceiling hung object is composed of a textile curtain topped with a wooden tray connected to a sculptural metal-tube form. placed within the upper tray are small brass weights (14 grams per). when removed, tension placed on internal kevlar strings is lessened, causing the screen to begin a slow downward descent.


video courtesy of elor levy





each weight equates to about one hour, allowing through minimal user interaction the ability to select and observe the slow, physical change inherent in the continuous passing of time. ‘screen time’, designed by elor levy, considers the expenditure of each gram of material, providing a delicate but controllable venture into the sometimes perplexing nature of time.

design by elor levy

elor levy screen time spatial hourglass
‘screen time’ upper section detail

fixed weight to maintain balance

bottom dowel

14 gram brass weights, each addition and subtraction altering the duration of descent

elor levy screen time spatial hourglass
‘screen time’ spatial hourglass

each artifact’s duration can be as little as a few minutes or as long as 12 hours

top weight tray

elor levy screen time spatial hourglass
‘screen time’ designed by elor levy



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