Time Is Change


54 x 25 (diameter) cm

Letraset on painted truncated cork cone, motorised turntable

In 1962, Lijn first applied words in Letraset onto the surface of cylinders and cones, then fixed them to motorised turntables, and made them spin at different speeds. She wanted the word to be seen in movement, dissolving into a pure vibration until it became the energy of sound.

Poemcons present words as movement, sound and light.

Collection of Tate Gallery.

Photography by Richard Wilding.