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2 Minutes

2 Minutes, HD video, 3:09 minutes 2010.

2 Minutes presents us with a black screen occupied by one white, ticking object. Our previous knowledge informs us the object is an oven timer but the notches and numbers are missing. The object clicks as if it were keeping time and the dial moves, causing a shadow to rotate like a sundial around its empty face. A bell sounds from the timer but the object continues to tick. Was that two minutes? This piece questions our relationship to objects around us— we use objects to assume a truth in measurement. How can we trust the information provided is correct?

Heffernan Erika