Indian street artist DAKU recently unveiled an immersive shadow art installation in Panjim, Goa. Titled Theory of Time, the incredible street-long piece features a net of suspended letters that create typographic shadows on the concrete floor, when sunlight shines down on it during the day. The letters spell out phrases related to the passage of time, such as “Time works wonders” and “Time is an illusion.”
A recent time-lapse video posted by DAKU on Instagram reveals how the text moves from right to left as the position of the sun changes throughout the day. This is a visualization of time itself and it clearly illustrates one of the installation’s thought-provoking phrases—“time moves.” Viewers can immerse themselves in DAKU’s art by walking through the constant flow of shadowy letters while contemplating the inevitable passage of time.
Theory of Time is supported by the public art nonprofit St+art India, as part of the Start Goa festival. For more of of DAKU’s work, you can follow the artist on Instagram.
Street artist DAKU explores the passage of time with his immersive shadow art installation, Theory of Time.
It features a net of suspended letters, that when hit by sunlight, create typographic shadows on the concrete floor.
Watch a time-lapse that reveals how the time-related phrases move according to the position of the sun.
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