In the aftermath of the jury I think I need to revisit the idea of the datum, which has become lost in the project.. I’m really fascinated by the idea of the studio redefining time, and existing standards of measurement that take their definition from time.
Existing examples of this are for example, the one mentioned at the jury – nautical knots.
“Etymologically, the term derives from counting the number of knots in the line that unspooled from the reel of a chip log in a specific time.”
Even though that isn’t the basis anymore for the definition, the contemporary ‘knot’ is still a link between time and distance. For example, a vessel travelling at 1 knot along a meridian travels approximately one minute of geographic latitude in one hour.