Theory of Time by Daku

Panjim, Goa


For St+art Goa 2018 a collaboration with Serendipity Arts Festival, Indian street artist Daku worked with the concept of letters, shadows and ‘Time’ to create a temporary installation, set up in the middle of a street in Panjim. Composed of an extensive panel that used fishing nets with words pasted on top, the installation played with text and shadows to reinstate the notion of time being ephemeral.

Creating a canopy that came to life as the sun went up on the warm streets of Panjim, the ingenious work was built almost entirely through the concept of time, pondering how it plays a significant yet ambiguous role in our lives.

As pedestrians walked under the installation - underneath a fishnet with inverted words attached on top, they were presented with words that read: "Time works wonders. Time moves. Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. Time fades. Time is an illusion."

A multifaceted gameful interpretation of time itself, the installation without giving answers, posited new questions.

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