Sandglass is Study O Portable's contribution to Vera Chapter Two, where the participants responded to a photograph of a girl by the seaside.
Made as a reaction to a found photograph of a girl standing by the seaside, Sandglass describes the indeterminacy of time as an object by distorting the flow of the sand inside. The symbolic movement of sand inside an hourglass become inconsistent, unexpected and abstracted through the shape of the object, projecting not the measurement, but the objective perception of passing of time itself. The object itself borrows its shape from elements found in and around the photograph, such as the sugar spun, cloud and the bubbles, all of which possess an ephemeral quality we often attempt to capture through holiday snaps. Sandglass is a vessel frozen in time, where the time flows back and forth, recreating moments with slight variations each time.
Photography by Felix Freidmann