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Katja Mater — Time is an Arrow, Error

Time is an Arrow, Error 06 — Katja Mater, 2020

Two clock-faces are staring at each other.
They are two sides of one thing, as different as they are the same.
They move as two bodies revolving around each other, into a tender embrace.
A kiss, made of time, in time.
Mirrored shape shifters, their hour-numbers climbing on each other’s shoulders.
Running up against the limits of their own usefulness, clocklikeness.

Publication Time is an Arrow, Error
Artist(s) Katja Mater
Publisher Katja Mater

12 becomes 10 and 11 becomes 7
1 becomes 0, 7 becomes 5, 1 becomes 2
1 and 2 become 12, 3 becomes 8, 7 becomes 4, 5 becomes 6, 9 becomes 10
1 becomes 11, 2 becomes 3, 7 becomes 4, 3 becomes 8
1 becomes 2, 3 becomes 8, 4 becomes 7, 1 becomes 11, 1 becomes 11, 3 becomes 8, 9 becomes
6, 4 becomes 10, 2 becomes 7
1 becomes 5, 2 becomes 9, 3 becomes 8, 1 becomes 4, 3 gets erased, 9 becomes 6, 2 becomes
5, 11 becomes 12
3 becomes 8, 4 becomes 7, 1 becomes 12, 6 becomes 7, 3 becomes 9, 4 becomes 8, 10 becomes
2, 11 gets erased.
9 becomes 3, 1 becomes 11, 7 becomes 5, 4 becomes 8
1 becomes 12, 11 becomes 4, 7 becomes 8, 5 becomes 9, 3 becomes 18, 2 becomes 13, 10
becomes 6
6 becomes 5, 1 becomes 10, 2 becomes 9, 3 becomes 8, 7 becomes 4
1 becomes 2, 4 becomes 7

Time is an Arrow, Error brings together 79 clocklike images that were made between March and May 2020 at home. Each spread brings together two sides of a clock-face, flipped, rotated, mirrored. Combined with 26 notebook pages.

Time is an Arrow, Error by Katja Mater
A book by Katja Mater, with a text by Amelia Groom designed by Elisabeth Klement
79 clocklike images, 192 pages, open spine, 17 × 21 cm
Printed by Wilco Art Books on Arena White Rough by Fedrigoni
price: €26
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