'The Book of Days' asks questions about time and origin, and about living now in this time.
'The Book of Days' asks questions about time and origin, and about living now in this time. The sense of history is around us but we can't see it close enough; the world is full of places we haven't visited, cultures we haven't met but which we have learned from schools, books and media. This is richness but also a loss; when nearly everything is somewhat available, the endless information flow turns out to be just scratches on the surface. Knowledge and information are changing into confusion: who am I? where am I? where do I belong? do I even need to know?
My technical approach in making 'the Book of Times' was to avoid the latest technology. At times it seems to me that too much is focused in the most newest inventions and technology. It is not a bad thing at all - but sometimes it leaves you the feeling that the work itself becomes so depended on technology that when you leave the hottest and newest things out, there will be nothing left. That's why I decided to make this work in different way: I used nearly plain html3.2 with just few old java scripts. The work is based largely on visual points, middle age imagery commented with dark visions of the future.
- Year Created: 2001
- Submitted to ArtBase: Monday Sep 10th, 2001
- Original Url: http://www.coloria.net/dig.art/bookofdays
- Permalink: http://archive.rhizome.org/artbase/2050/www.coloria.net/dig.art/bookofdays/book/index.htm
- P Hintsanen, creator
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