Timescale is a new project from Ardent Heavy Industries, the not-fire-centric parent group to Interpretive Arson. Timescale is a journey through 4.57 billion years of planet Earth’s geological and biological evolution, extended across one mile (5280 feet) of open playa. Beginning with the formation of the Earth from a cloud of gas and dust, participants will traverse through time — advancing two million years with each footstep, culminating at the present day. Each chapter in Earth’s growth is highlighted along the way, allowing participants to appreciate the transformation of our planet and the exponential complexity of living things. Each chapter in Earth’s history will be a 6.5ft tall 8in x 8in column of concrete with art representative of that chapter inside.
The proposal for Timescale was recently submitted to the BMORG for funding. I’ll let Morley explain this unique proposal:
Hello fabulous beautiful creative people!
I’m very very excited to share with you the fruits of many weeks of devoted effort on the part of myself, Nicole, Ian, Star, Colin, Nina, Brody, Reed, Ramon, Ed, CTP, and countless friends and reviewers:
Last Thursday night, Nicole and I submitted the hard copy of our proposal at BMHQ. The hard copy, in this case, consisting of a 12″ concrete cube, hollow down the center, with a 52.8 ft long rope inside, marked out at 1/100 scale of the final project. The cube was finished top and bottom with mild steel plates, with the printed/bound proposal mounted atop the top plate under a piece of clear 1/4″ acrylic. And the whole heavy shebang was held in a lovely rope sling with wooden handles, fashioned by the ever-talented Ian.
Rocks and concrete and love,
photos by Nicole