Atlantean Timepiece by Kevin Murphy is a compendium of research and imagery accompanying the artist’s project of the same name for Unit/Pitt’s 2013 series What Future. In the early 21st century in Vancouver, anxieties about changing climate and rising ocean levels have a counterpoint in the water-orientation and reflective surfaces of luxury condominiums built on low-lying land only recently claimed from the surrounding seawater. The Atlantean Timepiece itself is a proposed monumental, mineral-based clock which would show visitors in the far future how long it has been since the clock’s surroundings were inundated by seawater.
One volume, perfect-bound softcover, includes vellum inserts and ribbon marker, 4-3/4″x6-3/4″ 88pp.
Select copies available for purchase at UNIT/PITT’s table at Vancouver Art Book Fair 2019 (Oct 18-20, Vancouver BC). More information here.