Evaporating and drying up, fading and reverberating, remembering and anticipating, holding on and letting go.
Change is a process or event, it presupposes passing time. Time passes—but it also lasts. Duration describes continuity and continuous change, it marks both a succession
of situations and their coexistence. Enduring means an indefinite time, but duration is a specific period of time, a space of time.
Attempts to understand temporal phenomena, to imagine them, are mostly based on spatial figures of thought. One after the other becomes one behind the other, hours become steps. Spatiality is supposed to make temporality tangible.
Spaces themselves are to be measurable. Multi-dimensional
spaces of experience are marked with dimensionless index numbers. External dimensions of a state are measured. The moment itself is then marked in a static juxtaposition and placed in a supposedly linear context.
Traces testify to the constant, constantly transforming process of change. They are time signs of past states, indices and indications. In them, certain forms can be recognized and temporal differences discerned.
Stains and patches, seams and scars, rubble and spittle, streaks and salt crusts.
Tracing quiet marks, listening to the breath of the building.