Text Language - English, Slovenian, Serbian, Albanian
The newspaper-style publication by artist Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec is a part of his installation 0.004 Hz which examines an event that originates from a dispute between Serbia and Kosovo that for several months in 2018 almost imperceptibly affected everyday life in an area of Europe comprising 25 nations, by slowing down some electrical clocks for 6 minutes over the 2-month period.
The project embraces the event as an opportunity to encounter and contemplate the temporal gap – the cranny, loss of time– or delay that disrupted the (measured) flow of time itself. The result is something that Sambolec calls an ecstatic interval: an interval that amplifies fuzzy and unstable relations between the understanding, measurement, representation and experience of temporality. It is a gap that also illuminates the invisible, involuntary and unexpected ‘shadow connectivity’ that the continent-wide electrical power grid enables between distant people, places, cultures, political spheres and everyday life.
The publication collects mostly found fragments that are indicative of the potential in, and are essential or tangential to this delay. Framed by Sambolec’s entries, official announcements, news reports and interpretations of the incident are juxtaposed with speculative literary, artistic, theoretical, philosophical and scientific texts. These include fragments by Karen Barad, Gertrude Stein, Marshall McLuhan, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Brian Massumi, Adriana Cavarero, Marcel Duchamp, Mladen Dolar and Simone de Beauvoir among others.