Measuring Time through the Fall of Water

Huniti Goldox

2023 Vessel Water

An immersive video installation from artist collective HUNITI GOLDOX (Areej Huniti & Eliza Goldox) – Jordan/Germany

An immersive video installation from artist collective HUNITI GOLDOX (Areej Huniti & Eliza Goldox) – Jordan/Germany. The work contemplates the intersectionality of lines –infrastructures that impose certain interpretations of the world while rendering others invisible.

The work features contemporary reenactments of a water clock – a time-keeping technique from ancient times that relies on the fall and flow of water through a vessel. It critically engages with colonial perspectives and scale, examining how territorial control is exerted through human-made structures like time zones, dammed rivers, and aridity lines. It provokes reflection on scientific and indigenous forms of knowledge, as well as the fates of unmeasurable objects, subjects and relations within the natural world.

For the exhibition for the Vessel program at mote102 (20-27 September) the viewers are invited into an immersive video installation including a video of a digitally constructed water clock model and a video manual which takes the viewer along diverse landscapes. By immersing viewers in a narrative woven by the intertwined entities of water, stones, trees, and birds, the work offers a shift towards an elastic territory that transcends the traditional boundaries of time. Through it HUNITI GOLDOX seeks to contemplate diverse methods of world-building that prioritize the interconnectedness of elemental forces, in contrast to the industrialized and accumulative doctrines that have prevailed.

HUNITI GOLDOX (Areej Huniti & Eliza Goldox) is an artist collective whose work is shaped by contextual examinations of geopolitical realities, marginalised oral histories and mythologies. They started their engagement with mutant narratives through contextual research on a buried water stream in the centre of Amman, Jordan which then extended to the swamp lands and coast of Tunis, Tunisia, an artificial lake in Leipzig, Germany, urban development projects around Tirana River, Albania and the Vistula River in Poland.

Their work has been exhibited and screened across Jordan at Darat Al Funun, The MMAG Foundation, The Jordan National Gallery and Goethe Institute in Amman as well as at SomoS Art House, Berlin, D21, Leipzig, Sheffield Film Festival, TBA21-Academy, Venice, Tirana Art Lab, Albania, Manifesta 14 in Kosovo and Hauser & Wirth Menorca.

Images: Sally Jubb Photography 


September 2023 during Art Walk Porty Extended:
VESSEL Group Exhibition, mote102 Ferry Rd Leith (immersive video installation)