ZAMÃN, Sculpting Time
"Temporality temporalizes as a future which makes present in the process of having been."
- Martin Heidegger, Being and Time
The Cultural Component
The craftsmanship emphasizes various cultural heritages, leather and metal in Lebanon and stone and minerals in Egypt, where was the first known creation of horology. The techniques aspires a creation associated with chaos and form, randomness and precision, spirit and matter, and finally, natural and. man-made, emphasizing nature and its mutation due to human intervention.
The Historical Component
Carving into the mineral to create a negative space for storing the watch:
Similarly to archeology, making the box a part of human history through stratification and excavation, therefore, a timeless and valuable “artifact”.
Similarly to the ancient historical architecture technique of providing shelter, Skara Brae in Scotland.
Similarly to fossils, finding a negative imprint enduring in time as a trace of existence.
Similarly to the discovery of precious gemstones while carving into a rock, the watch would be resting inside as you open it.
The Narrative Component
“To watch” defines the act of observing and gazing within a time period. Since watches became a collectable work of art, our aim is to give the object value by making it a timeless and contemplative artwork itself.
The notion of a ‘box’ is reinterpreted to re-question it's typical function.
Materials | Indian Green, Red Travertine, Galala, Nero Marquina, Brass, Suede
Dimensions | 20 x 20 cm
Exhibitor | Joy Mardini Design Gallery @jmdesigngallery
Location | 406 Gouraud Street, Gemmayzeh, Lebanon
Stone Production | Marmonil
Brass Production | wxhxd
Photos Products | Tarek Haddad @tkhaddad
Photos Process | Tara Sakhi @tarasakhi