Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke presented an amazing audio/visual installation entitled "a priori tempo" at the Meet Factory in Prague on May 12th. This installation was supported by the Goethe Institute. The installation is an examination of time. They started their Prague artist residency in February 2011 and slowly built their intricate tower of time. They want to express through this tower, time which is presented in a subjective, personalized form with a new measuring rhythm in spite of accepting measuring units and mathematical precision.
"The fascinating thing about time is that it is simultaneously a personal and subjective measuring unit although it is a neutral and objective sequence matter. Depending on which perspective one chooses to treat time with, it results in either being dominant and restrictive or impressionable and susceptible. Our modern lives are usually dominated by its strict rule. How to escape this dogma on which industrialism formed our contemporary life style “Time is Money” and to find out and examine the ambiguity of this threatening pressure was our incentive. We want to free ourselves and give time a new shape and rhythm." Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke