Spending Time

Materials: Black vending machine, stones, jesmonite, porcelain, 183 cm × 80,3 cm × 9,5 cm.

Ryan Gander brings his statement “(...) time and attention are our greatest assets (...)” to life in installations that reveal themselves throughout the city. The works Spending Time (2021) and Saving Time (2021) are a pair of black vending machines where you can purchase objects at the standardised price of two euro. Alluding to the theme: ‘the economy of time, money, and attention’, whoever throws in money can become the owner of a stone the artist’s children collected from the beach, or a cast of these stones in black jesmonite with mass produced watches wrapped around them, or porcelain recreations of stones embossed with a geotag of GPS coordinates, or the ISBN of a book, or numbers indicating an important moment in modern history.

Ryan Gander

1976 United Kingdom


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