adrian heathfield

‘…duration nearly always involves the collapse of objective measure. Whether it is short or long in 'clock time’, its passage will be marked by a sense of the warping of time, an opening of regularity to other phenomena or inchoate orders. Duration will often be accompanied by the spatial senses of expansion, suspension or collapse or by reverential, chaotic or cosmic phenomena, as notions of temporal distinctions are undone. Time arises in the experience of duration, as Bergson suggests, in its indivisibility and its incapacity to become an object of thought, analysis or representation. Durational works may manifest, prompt or even integrate a discourse on those necessarily failed forms of thought, memory, knowledge and representation that attempt duration’s resolution, stilling or fixing.’

- Adrian Heathfield, 'Thought of Duration’, in Amelia Groom (ed.), Time, London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2013, p.97.