Z-TIME:

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS

TIMESCAPES OF CHRONOBIOLOGY

All of the images you can see here were taken at CBMR’s laboratories during research visits by the artist over the course of 2020. Through her lens, she takes us behind the scenes of the circadian science and reveals the many different kinds of time that co-exist in the laboratory. The time of the scientists, working in blacked out rooms and sometimes late into the night. The time of the model organisms they use to study body clocks, living on modified light-dark cycles. And even the time of science itself, a mix of speed and urgency with boredom and repetition.

In this series of grids, Martin plays with different timescapes of chronobiology. The images reflect different themes which have emerged through the research process: moments of pause and concentration, gestures of tiredness, movements between different environments and the presence of the natural world.

Can you see time speeding up and slowing down? Can we find connections between inside the lab and the outside world? Where do scientists fit within the structured chaos of their time experiments?

These images represent the developmental stages of what will become a film of Z-Time which will be displayed at Kunsthal Charlottenborg in 2021 (click here to read more).

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