Events occurring over time may be difficult to perceive as a whole, possibly because the temporal window they occupy is very large or because they don't draw our attention. Presenting time sequences as an image, subjectively available in a single moment of time, provides a means of displaying temporal patterns. Presenting a time-image as visual poetry rather than as scientific visualization engages imagination rather than analysis. Time erodes all we prize but the ordinary survives. In imagination, time moves in unexpected directions.
Paul Hertz is an independent artist and curator who teaches art history and studio courses in new media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has worked with computer-mediated art for over thirty years. In his work, he delights in dysfunctional fortunetelling, faux symbolism, intermedia, code sourcery, glitching and social interfaces. His work has been exhibited in many international media festivals and symposia.