Time Trials Vehicle

Time Trials Vehicle 1.1

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Description: In most conversations people shift between time periods, speaking about the past, present and future.  Would it be possible to track and visually communicate this fluidity in dialogue across time?  A portable vehicle was constructed that incorporated a display of four numbers.  Forty number panels were made to allow for any year to be discussed from 0000 to 9999.  As people spoke, the numerical display was changed to reflect the year about which they were speaking.  Notable events identified during these years were recorded on pieces of paper.  These pages were progressively attached to the other side of the vehicle.  The extra numbers were suspended at the base of the vehicle for easy access to interchange with those on display while in conversation.  The vehicle was activated on West 23rd Street, 6th Avenue and West 14th Street in Manhattan.

© Astra Howard 2014