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In Search of Personalized Time is an attempt to live unreal time in real-time world.

We are building personal timekeepers and new measurements for moments based on individual perception of time. In this artistic endeavor to questions the global synchronization and the universal standard, we hope to facilitate a multitude of flows of time.

In changing how we formalize time, one could stretch the present or – perhaps unfathomably – compress it. "Now," then, becomes a malleable space in which one can reorient the relationship between memory, action, and possible futures.

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Circle of Moment Measurement: 7/18 – 19

What is time really? As humanity, we collectively agree on using Universal Time as a standard to keep things in order in an increasingly synchronized and complex society. However, is it the only way to measure your time on this earth? What if we re-design time based off of your perception of moments?

By being part of the Circle of Moment Measurement, you will collectively agree to all live by different times. Everyone in this participatory performance will discover their own personalized speed of time that is kept in portable and networked timekeeping devices, designed by the artists with support of LACMA Art + Technology Lab.

In this participatory performance, there will be a chance to experience the public spaces in LACMA in your own time. After that a conversation about how the new forms of time measurement would affect life would follow, as well as a opportunity to share the experience with the world.

This is a half-day event, led by the artists, requires about a four-hour time commitment. The afternoon concludes with video interviews documenting the experience and a group discussion about how alternative time measurement might affect daily life.

Circle of Moment Measurement
7/18-19, 2015, 1–5pm
LACMA, Art + Technology Lab
Art of the Americas Building
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036


7/18 – PRIVATE BETA
1pm – 5 pm

The first event is a private, invitation-only event for artists' collaborators and the community around the Art + Technology Lab. Request for an invitation here.


7/19 – OPEN TO PUBLIC
1pm – 5pm

The public event Circle of Moment Measurement is the final component of In Search of Personalized Time. More information and sign up on LACMA's event page.