Time! Time! Time!

The intangible concept of time might be finally within our grasp, when a clumsy speech is given by a philosophy professor regarding Bill Viola’s works.

A philosophy professor, being somewhat under-prepared, tried his best to describe the significance of the role that time plays in Bill Viola’s works during the panel session of Viola’s retrospective exhibition in Guangzhou, China, 2017. Time! Time! Time!, a short animation with the recording of the speech as the soundtrack, instead of making fun of it, is an attempt to find out what is really going on when people try to explain something beyond human cognition, like time. And, hey, maybe the speech is actually not that bad.

  • Haomin Peng
  • anonymous
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    philosophical, experimental
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    20 USD
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  • Language:
    Chinese, English
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  • ExFest
    United States
    October 11, 2019
    Official Selection
    United States
    March 20, 2020
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Haomin Peng

Haomin Peng (1996, Guangzhou, China) is an artist who mainly works with media art, including videos, animations, films and new media. Seeing time as the most foundational element, he attempts to make artworks that question human experience and cognition on moving images, uses time-based media as a confrontation between mortality and individuality.

His works are made with a variety of approaches. Beside live-action film-making, he also proficient in creating 2-D and 3-D, hand-made and digital animation. New-media techniques such as game-designing and 3D projection mapping can also be found in his works.

During his stay at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he was awarded the Barbara Zenner Award for Outstanding New Artist in Film, Video, New Media, and Animation by the Department of Contemporary Practices. Haomin Peng currently lives and works in Chicago, U.S and Guangzhou, China, works both as a freelance video-maker and a commissioned artist.

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