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Weird Times


Weird Times (2021), is a 30-page chapbook by artists Tiffany Sia and Yuri Pattison on time-telling and hegemony. Featuring writing by Sia and images selected by Pattison, it is a brief history of the development of time-keeping technologies. The clock is disassembled as a political tool, a metronome of coercion and an accelerant of war power. Out of these mechanisms, resistant counter-tempos emerge.

Also presented as part of Prospections “No Linear Fucking Times” focus is Sia and Pattison’s eleven-minute video work SEA – SHIPPING – SUN [2] (2021), which deals with related themes of time-keeping, maritime trade, and capitalist measures and rhythms.

Weird Times was originally commissioned by The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin and produced by Tiffany Sia and Yuri Pattison in response to Pattison’s solo exhibition the engine (2020–2021), The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.