Event: Archetime + Art by Chance Film Fest Screening

Wednesday, June 9, 6:30 pm

EFA Project Space
323 W 39 St., 2nd Floor

Join us for an evening of short films and experimental videos focused on the subject of time, followed by an open discussion. The screening will feature creative works by artists and filmmakers from across the world

ArcheTime is an ongoing cross-disciplinary project dedicated to exploring artistic, academic and scientific concepts of Time (www.archetime.net)    

ART BY CHANCE 2010 is an International Ultra Short Film Festival explores how the perception of time is unique to every individual and how time can influence the narrative of city life, one of modern man’s greatest challenges (www.artbychance.org)

ArcheTime Project is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

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Filmmaker Phillip Adams once said, “Of all the big questions of existence… none impacts our daily lives more than the problem of time.” 

 

The notion of time has always mystified and attracted the speculation of societies and civilizations. It dictates our lives, controls our actions. Each major stage of our life is delineated by a construct of time, be it birth, death, marriage, coming of age or retirement. Deadlines rule our days. Yet, despite its overwhelming importance to us, we know very little about time other than measurement of it. What is its nature? Where does it come from? Can it be saved, stopped, suspended or reversed? Can we travel back or forward in time? Is time on our side or against us? And will it ever end? Scientists, philosophers, and religious leaders, among others, have all attempted to answer these questions, yet we are left with few, if any, answers to perhaps one of the most important issues facing us all; what is time?