Left room 

Time Teller
Graphic Score made for voices (riso print, 29,7 x 42 cm, English and Swedish edition), clock (Ø 30 cm, engraved glass, steel), blue color filter, spotlights, benches, steel tabletop

Time Teller is a graphic score with two voices, made for interpretation and improvisation. The instructions on how to sing the score changes with the interpreter’s daily routine and location. The different times of day are set on a clock with a minute hand that tells what phrase to sing (aaah, oooh, hum) and the hour hand that shows how long to sustain a tone. Included in the score are also pauses (to count out loud or to be quiet), to make the sound of a decreasing or accelerating train, and to read, sing or whisper texts.

At Galleri Mejan, Time Teller was presented as print outs for the visitor to engage with in the exhibition space or to take home. Blue filters covered the lights and windows in the space. In the room was also a wall hanged sculpture of the clock with adjustable hands. Spotlights were directed onto the clock and empty wall space, suggesting that other clocks has or will exist.

The title Time Teller is from a monologue by the character Shevek from Ursula K. Le Guins novel The Dispossessed.

Right room

Time Teller (Huda, Stacey,
Boris, Mari, Amy, Emily,
Jesse & Sandeep)

Sound installation (8 channels)
Sound (16:37 min loop), 8 speakers (one voice in each), steel tripods, blue color filter on windows and lights

A version of the graphic score Time Teller with eight different interpretations. The ensemble consists of a group of artists that shared a residency housed in an old train station. Interpretations sung and recorded by: Stacey Ejiroghene Okparavero (Lagos), Huda Zikry (Cairo), Sandeep TK (Bangalore), Emily Thomas (Berlin), Jesse Gerard Mpango (Dar Es Salaam), Boris Jöns (Berlin), Amy Boulton (Gothenburg), Mari Mattsson (Stockholm).
Edited and composed by Mari Mattsson.