Ambiguous Standards of Time

A considerable amount of time and energy is spent on the exact measurement, minute fragmentation, and perfect synchronization of time, especially in the last two centuries. The relativity of time is not solely within the purview of the sciences but contingent on cultural context. The diverse collection of objects in this crate, such as chronometer and the alarm clock, demonstrate that time can be measured and fragmented with precision. However, time can also be manifested through relational perception and cultural connotations as exemplified by the egg timer or the prayer clock. On the LED screen, ephemeral fragments and ambiguous enunciations of time are evident in expressions such as “the blink of an eye,” “near future,” and “short notice,” whose exact mathematical conversions are difficult, if not impossible, to determine.

 Ambiguous Standards Institute – Cansu Cürgen and Avşar Gürpınar