Time Flies
Erik Vallbo


Time Flies is an interactive sound sculpture that plays with our perception of time by using sand and sound as its main resources. The installation is constructed to resemble a combination of an hourglass and a clock face. The spectator is invited to set it in motion using the surrounding sand. In our perception, time can move faster or slower, and sometimes even come to an (almost) complete standstill. By using sand to materialise the experience of time, our linear sense of time turns into an illusion – created mainly by our own thoughts.

Time Flies is a project of Musica Impulse Centre (concept, development and coordination) in co-creation with Studio Vallbo, Scoutsrally and C-TAKT. A series of participatory workshops around the project was organized in collaboration with Akindo vzw. This project was made possible in part with financial support from the Flemish Community, within the framework of Kunst In Opdracht. The sculpture was constructed by Spereco and Breetec International. This installation is a concept of Musica Impulse Centre with the support of the Municipality of Pelt & Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof.

Erik Vallbo (SE) is an artist based in Stockholm with a focus on experimental design. His projects are developed through artistic research and an experimental and playful process with an eye for the unexpected and unseen.