Timeless is is a unique editioned conceptual work by artist, Daniel Horowitz. Each clock and watch is hand-made by the artist in his personal chemlab, whereby a thin layer of metallic silver is deposited onto glass selectively coating with AgNO 3. The series is autobiographical and serves as an implement to reflect on the meaning of time and self. On sale now at the New Museum store.
“There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition.”
The Twilight Zone
Through experiments in transmutation, the alchemists struggled to understand the elements that shape our existence, and therefore ourselves. The clock and the mirror are both inventions that have most radically influenced our perception of the world. Silvering of glass, is a process of illumination of identity. The mirror has played a formative role in shaping our sense of personal identity. It is almost impossible to pass by one’s reflection without taking pause. However, identity is something that is forever changing as is time, and so the fluid and appearance of the viewer, reflects a more authentic self.