Proper Time: Though the Dreams revolve with the moon, 2017

“Meals are universal necessities that transcend borders, classes and religions. By presenting the costs of breakfast meals in different conditions (determined by GDP, culture, tradition, religion, wealth, labor and biological differences) as statistical values, I aimed to quantify the time each individual labors in terms of Einstein’s proper time theory. My 10,000 won meal has a different meaning from another person’s 1,000 won meal. Yet I wondered if it is even possible to evaluate one’s life based on such economic standards. I wanted to use capital, which functions as both a barometer and motor in the contemporary world, to question the value of life in a capitalist system.” Lee Wan

Proper Time
668 Clocks, Dimensions variable
2017

Proper speed Formula

“Over the five years it took me to create the Made In series, I had the opportunity to meet a lot of people and hear their stories. These encounters inspired me to start my new installation piece Proper Time, which speaks to the stories I heard from people around the world. First, I conducted interviews, both online and offline, with people from around the globe. […] I wanted to use capital, which functions as both a barometer and motor in the contemporary world, to question the value of life in a capitalist system.” Lee Wan