Color of Time by Emmanuelle Moureaux

An installation designed to visualize the passing of time in Toyama, Japan.

Having chosen paper as her main material, Moureaux began observing the relationship between the sensory element of color-change, and the mathematical element of time. To combine the two, the Tokyo-based artist opted to create an installation that would visualise the process of time passing. Each row of numbers denotes a time of day, from sunrise at 6.30am to sun fall at 7.49pm. Different colors were also used to represent the time of day – resulting in a grid of color that gets gradually darker to illustrate the transition from day to night.