Author Archives: cathyhaynes

Stereochron Island Manifesto

PUBLIC PROJECT: As every citizen of Stereochron Island knows, we’re campaigning to be officially recognised as a state without clocks. We’ve been through a phase of research and experiment to test our new model of multi-sensory timekeeping. And now, as

Stereochron Island Manifesto

PUBLIC PROJECT: As every citizen of Stereochron Island knows, we’re campaigning to be officially recognised as a state without clocks. We’ve been through a phase of research and experiment to test our new model of multi-sensory timekeeping. And now, as

INSTRUCTION CARD: a suggestion for an experiment. Try this experiment solo. Try it in a group and see if you can hold your different rhythms. Try at different times of day. How to know when the four minutes ends? You could

INSTRUCTION CARD: a suggestion for an experiment. Try this experiment solo. Try it in a group and see if you can hold your different rhythms. Try at different times of day. How to know when the four minutes ends? You could

The Alphabet & Calendar of Trees

STUDIO PROJECT: In his autobiography Roland Barthes mentions an ancient Greek ‘alphabet of trees’. He may have been mistakenly referring to the Ogham alphabet, a ancient Celtic script found on monuments in Ireland and western Britain. A late medieval text

The Alphabet & Calendar of Trees

STUDIO PROJECT: In his autobiography Roland Barthes mentions an ancient Greek ‘alphabet of trees’. He may have been mistakenly referring to the Ogham alphabet, a ancient Celtic script found on monuments in Ireland and western Britain. A late medieval text

Heaven is in the east: how sacred architecture plays with time

ESSAY: drawing on the public conversation I was lucky to have with Lena Sjöstrand, Chaplain of Lund Cathedral, as we walked through this symbolically charged space in April 2018. The event was part of the Råängen seminar, ‘Nothing is Ever

Heaven is in the east: how sacred architecture plays with time

ESSAY: drawing on the public conversation I was lucky to have with Lena Sjöstrand, Chaplain of Lund Cathedral, as we walked through this symbolically charged space in April 2018. The event was part of the Råängen seminar, ‘Nothing is Ever

A Lunar Calendar

STUDIO PROJECT: The Moon was once one of our most important timegivers and lamps combined. I’ve made it a little project to try and study its different phases. Images (from top, left to right) * Moon and Jupiter, 21Feb15 *

A Lunar Calendar

STUDIO PROJECT: The Moon was once one of our most important timegivers and lamps combined. I’ve made it a little project to try and study its different phases. Images (from top, left to right) * Moon and Jupiter, 21Feb15 *

Geometries of Time

STUDIO PROJECT:  This drawing study is an attempt to sum up the major ways of picturing time over the course of human history, step by step. In some ways it apes the efforts of 17th-century luminaries to make vastly complex

Geometries of Time

STUDIO PROJECT:  This drawing study is an attempt to sum up the major ways of picturing time over the course of human history, step by step. In some ways it apes the efforts of 17th-century luminaries to make vastly complex

RESEARCH RESIDENCY & PUBLIC PROJECT: Stereochron Island re-imagines Victoria Park as a tiny fictional territory campaigning to become a State Without Clocks. As part of this process, the Island invited specialists to lead a public investigation of its rare habitats

RESEARCH RESIDENCY & PUBLIC PROJECT: Stereochron Island re-imagines Victoria Park as a tiny fictional territory campaigning to become a State Without Clocks. As part of this process, the Island invited specialists to lead a public investigation of its rare habitats