In Search of Circular Time
Since the invention of the atomic clock, one could say time has been perceived as a resource which can be divided, controlled and “owned.” While it is evident that today’s modes of production are not sustainable, there is no clear pathway to a more sustainable future. In six episodes, Something Temporary examines different perceptions and forms (sustainable, circular) of time through interviews, field recordings, music and exercises in experiencing time: from the pace of the Rotterdam harbour and high-frequency trading to circadian rhythms and non-human notions of time.
Keywords: sustainable forms of time, chronobiology, philosophy of time, deep listening, storytelling, artistic research
The first episode, Time = Experience, examines how we experience time as human beings, the circadian rhythm and how it relates to rhythms of society, and different approaches to time, informed by the fields of chronobiology and philosophy, with contributions by philosopher and writer Joke Hermsen, professor of neurophysiology Joke Meijer, and music by LY Foulidis.