Greenwich is famous for many things – the Curry Sark, the Royal Naval College and, of course, the Meridien which runs through the town and then around the world. Greenwich was once the centre of the world. Today, the developing area of Greenwich Peninsula at North Greenwich feels emotionally a long way away from historic Greenwich itself, but Emmanuelle Moureaux has connected the two together with her installation ‘Slices of Time’ at the NOW Gallery, inspired by the location near the Meridien to create layers of numbers in 100 shades of colours and white, expressing the flow of time – now, past and the future…. As we know, time has no beginning and has no ending…it just exists regardless….
Shaped as a the round representation of the earth floating in the gallery space, the installation encourages viewers to identify key dates of their own lives and write these down on coloured pieces of paper which will gradually cover the window, creating a new timeline in an area which itself is at the moment continually changing with time as it develops into a new district of London.
The French artist Emmanuelle Moureaux has created a unique and meaningful installation and, yes, you soon realise that she is also an architect, hence the interaction between time and space….