>Pourquoi pas?_2019

HTML closed network web page, router, clock
Dimensions Variable

Shown as part of; Off-Grid, Compilerzone as part of The Wrong Biennale - New Digital Art Biennale, Banner Repeater & Late at Tate - (Tate Britain) (UK)_2019

This work exists on a ‘local’ network router; this means when anyone walks within 10 meters of the router *the same kind of router you’ll have at work or home* they receive a notification on their phone or computer to connect via WIFI, but rather than connecting them to the internet it brings them to an artwork hosted by the router.

The artwork converts the time from the clock of the device viewing the artwork into a working ‘French Revolutionary Time’ - also known as ‘Decimal Time’, superimposed over Jean Duplessis-Bertaux’s painting ‘Prise du palais des Tuileries le 10 août 1792’ (Storming of the Tuileries on 10. Aug. 1792) edited to show a rainbow over the the revolutionary battle.

The displayed ‘French Revolutionary Time’ also known as ‘Decimal Time’ was adopted during the French Revolution in 1792. Unlike the 24hr clock, each day is divided into 10 hours, each hour into 100 minutes and each minute into 100 seconds (100000 decimal seconds per day).