A large, slowly turning wooden wheel suspended in the narrow atrium courtyard of the service building will point to the function of time and something greater than a busy day at the hospital with its focus on schedules and results. The employees working on the floors around the courtyard will be in the immediate vicinity of this large, rotating object and will not from any place be able to see the wheel from a distance and in its entirety. In this way, the viewer will be presented with snapshots of the wheel.
The sculpture is an almost identical replica of a Byzantine water wheel, which can still be found in the city of Hama in Syria. The sculpture’s buckets covered in metal do not carry water, but light, which is softly reflected in the room, emphasizing the function of the atrium courtyard as a space of light. The construction and simple mechanism of the wooden wheel will be in contrast with the hospital’s use of advanced technology, conveying an image of cyclical relationships.
The title is inspired by the philosopher Søren Kirkegaard’s idea that humans are determined by time, eternity and the moment.