Encyclopaedia of Time in Art: pp. 34–36

Year: 1996
Completed: 12/02/1996
Ontology: Limited edition
Edition: 36 pages about time
In edition: 12

Medium: Watercolour, lead pencil and pen on paper

HxWxD cm: 34.3 x 71.5 x 3.5
Components: 3
Collection: Public collection: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1996

Encyclopaedia of Time in Art

To find the time in this work of art, enter a room in which the air is warm and listen to the soft noise from outside.

While listening, hold a pen above the grid on page 35, close your eyes and let your hand fall. Open you eyes and note the time and date of this fallen mark, on page 36.


[flooplan details]

  • room of warm air;
  • shelves of books on atmospheric conditions;
  • books containing conversations about the weather;
  • table with fan;
  • wondows.

Encyclopaedia of Time in Art

At the moment your hand fell and marked the part of the grid below, the time in this work of art was found.

In completing the instructions from page 28, please note here this moment’s:
time ____[7:24pm]_____ and date ___[Monday, 12 February ’96]______________ .


[floorplan details]

  • room for loosing words;
  • part D of an artwork;
  • room for finding time;
  • table for noting the time and date;
  • wall seat;
  • part A of an artwork.

[nb: the word ‘loosing’ should be ‘losing’]

Qty ID Medium HxWxD cm
2 pp. 34 & 36

watercolour, lead pencil and biro on paper

15 x 15
1 p. 35

watercolour and lead pencil on paper

25 x 25
Alan G. Artner, ‘More Than Meets The Eye: Increase In Dealers At Navy Pier Gives `Art 1996 Chicago’ A Distinct European Shift’, Chicago Tribune, May 12 1996.