An Experiment With Time – Daniele Ghisi – Rerun

06/2018 Ircam – FR

© Daniele Ghisi


An Experiment With Time” (AEWT) is a project by Daniele Ghisi, involving the creation of a piece for video and electronics, and culminating in a “live” version of it, for amplified ensemble, video and electronics.

The project is inspired by the book “An Experiment with Time”, by John William Dunne: linearity of time is a collateral event of consciousness, whereas, inside dreams, past and future coexist.

The project, initiated in the framework of the ULYSSES Network back in 2014, by Divertimento Ensemble in cooperation with IRCAM, was premiered on June, 2nd, 2015, at La Maison de la poésie in Paris as part of the festival ManiFeste-2015 and then went on tour all over Europe.

In 2018, the installation is presented again at the Centre Pompidou, Paris
in the framework of the exhibition ‘Coder le monde’ from 15th June to 27th August 2018.


Sound and video installation
John William Dunne, aeronautics engineer, soldier, philosopher, and fly-fishing lover, wrote An Experiment With Time in 1927. In Dunne’s work, the past and future, premonitory dreams and dreams that reference neither reminiscence nor anticipation coexist. Daniele Ghisi, the young Italian composer and mathematician, boards this curious time-dilating machine. How can we escape from the idea, or the illusion, of an irreversible temporal flow? Through aliases projected on screens and electronic databases, this installation accommodates several different series—a day, a year, a life—each considered as a polyrhythm.


Sound and Video Installation Daniele Ghisi
Inspired by the Eponymous Book by John W. Dunne
Commissioned by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou and the Divertimento ensemble
Produced by Ircam-Centre Pompidou

organized in partnership with Divertimento Ensemble - IT

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