Bar Cabinet, 2015
Basque cherry wood
- Aerosol paint
- Vaseline oil
- H: 128cm
- W: 104cm
- D: 42,5cm
special editions Tuomas Kuure, limited to 5
honorable mention 9th Cheongju international craft competition. South Corea,2015
Story: 13 minutes is a call to wonder the flexible nature of time. How it is constantly bending and stretching as we eye towards our milestones of morning, noon and night. While we are waiting for the first steps or remembering the last gasps. It is a celebration of our often emerging ability to live the present as it was everything that ever existed. The capacity to step forward believing that right now is the golden moment and there is not a lot to worry about in the future. To forget about the past and more so if it has been miserable.
We have relatively deep knowledge of the history of our species, planet, solar system, galaxy and the universe. And yet the present reveals itself as something that is not going to vanish away with the next sunset. We are continuously leaving behind places, people, habits and objects for good without further notice. Not to mention the lost dynasties or extinct species. This is happening in a sequence of events where all the acts and turmoils are consequences of a great chain of cause and effect even if they seem to take place in one moment.
The soothing realization came to me some years ago on a freezing january night with an odd guest and some of the Japanese whiskey he had brought. Well, of course we were watching the stars while the dog was performing his mandatory routine. As our fingers and toes started to get crispy the conversation arrived to its happy conclusion: Every single second is amazing.
Material: Hailing from the same wild cherry trunk with TAKI183, this bar cabinet can be viewed as a part of a 3,5 metre diameter clock. On the horizontal plane is the golden present, almost a perfect projection of its nearest past. As time goes by the reflection, also in the grain pattern, becomes less evident. The minutes stretch and shrink depending on their meaning to us. They change their colour and inclination with our moods and the surrounding events. Series of details composed of alluring form and continuing grain appear on the sides, top, bottom, and in the partly mirrored inside of the cabinet.