‘Time’ is a very common and overused term, but yet very complicated and fascinating concept; without which our lives would have been very different and maybe very chaotic. My interest regarding “time” started in my early years as a student at the University of The Arts Utrecht (Hogeschool voor de kunsten Utrecht). I became fascinated by the concept of time during my search for a topic for one of my projects. Many questions flow through my head such as: what is time? How did it start? 'Time and cosmology, time in physics, time and consciousness, is it ever going to end or stop? and so on!
In physics, time is physical-mathematical concept with no relevant reference to human consciousness, but time is something every individual experiences. Each day and week we fill it with plans and daily routines without paying any attention to the physics or cosmic side of time. As Einstein once said, “For us trusting physicists, the separation between past, present, and future is a bare, yet stubborn illusion.” Therefore, Einstein not only saw the physical side of time but also well aware that everything perceived depends on consciousness.
I watched many documentaries and did intensive research to find out more about the concept of time; the more I have learned about time the more I realised how little i know. At the end I had more questions than answers. The complexity of time is well summarized by Ulrich Warnke in the book “Gehim Magie” (Brain Magic), “The most amazing journey in the midst the theories of quantum mechanics is the one of travelling in the future and in the past at the same time". In this short animation I have tried to illustrate my point of view of ‘Time Layers’. My graduation-project offered me an excellent opportunity to share my 'Perception' of 'The Time System' with other people interested in this subject.