Pierre Huyghe’s early experiments, firstly with the opening up of time and creating an “open present” (in works such as his billboard series in 1994 and Trajet 1992) to his development of non-linearity in cinematic time and delving into “a time beyond screen-time” (ie. The Third Memory 1999-2000, L’Ellipse 1998) has influenced me to rethink time as fixed/objective and has opened up the possibilities of time/duration/experience as subjective and malleable.
His ideas on time:
The time of the market (working time - encompassing the relation between representations and historiography),
The time of duration - subjective. Duration dilates and expands time, with no respect to the calendar or clock. Its presence maintains the import of subjective differentiations that intrude on distinctions between now and then. The attention to duration disables the homogenisation of time codes, leading to the production of mirrors, double and ghosts.
The time of the image - now more crucial to consider the image in time. This tactic encounters the amnesia of instant history or “presentism” by recognizing that there is time beyond screen time