Swiftly and silently doing its work
Swiftly and silently doing its work is a light installation that deals with the measurability and transmission of time. It refers to the radio technology that permanently send time signals and synchronizes many of our clocks – a technology that significantly influences and systematizes our reality but is hardly consciously perceived. The title-giving sentence visualized as neon letters refers to a quote from 1898, in which the vision of controlling time by radio was first formulated as radio technology was being developed. The speed in which such wireless communications have grown since their inception is emphasized by the noise by the highway above – and at the same time juxtaposed by the silence taken up in the quotation.