Art is often an object that is trapped in the moment it was produced. At this singular event, we unfettered the art making process from its spatial cage and used time as a principal ingredient. By means of hypnosis, we were able to break through the membrane of the present and cast a spell on the evening to create a series of over-lapping temporal experiences, including food from over 5 centuries, ‘apparitions’ moving slowly through the gardens and a merging of the self within Palace artworks. Art, in essence, was turned inside out: experienced from within, through the release of unconscious schemas and the tastes on the tip of the visitors’ tongue.
The title Perdurity is derived from the theory of perdurance and relates to the idea that an individual or objects has discrete temporal elements throughout its life span.
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