Measures of emotional time, a photographic project by Carla Tabora, at TOBE Gallery n Budapest.
MEASURE OF TIME by Carla Tabora
February 6 - March 8, 2019
TOBE Gallery, Budapest
Which would be the concept of emotional time? We often say that times ﬂies when we are busy, or in our childhood playing time could last long hours without noticing, even as adults we are constantly repeating ourselves that we are out of time, we don’t have time to do what we would like. Even when we are sad or depressed, time passes extremely slowly. Through these thoughts, Carla Tabora has done photographic research on daily events. It is an aesthetic and poetic proposition and furthermore an investigation of the mechanism of subjective perception of time. How to photograph time? − abstract and physic.
Heraclitus of Ephesus considered that everything is in perpetual change and transformation; movement is the law of the Universe and its beginning, ﬁre. Everything ﬂows, he claimed, for him, time is prioritized over the being. Plato's theory was that we have a sensible world deﬁned by a process of transformation and on the other side we have an abstract and perfect world of ideas deﬁned by incorruptibility and eternity.
In the space-time theory conceived by Einstein time can’t be separated from the other three space dimensions but depends on the movement of the observer. Essentially two observers would measure diﬀerent times for the interval between two events because it will depend on the relative speed between the observers. Knowing these theories and developing the empirical part of time perception, Carla has organized four systems of observation that result in four photographic sequences where timeline behaves in diﬀerent ways. At TOBE Gallery she is showing three systems: A timeline in my garden, Soap Dance and By the open window.
In “A timeline in my garden”, just like a scientist taking notes, Carla took photos for two months of an installation placed in her own garden, from moment to moment of the day, date and as the climate was changing. “Soap Dance” is an abstract interpretation of that constant movement of the observer while there is a movement of the surrounding elements. “By the open window” is a poem by Neni Salvini, which express nostalgic time. The observer is in front of a past event that can only be rebuilt from memory or using abstract images.
Carla Tabora (1965, Rio de Janeiro) lives and works in Barcelona.