Time, Body, Attachment begins at the recognition of virtual space as real, impactful, and utterly dependent upon materiality. Physical spaces precede the virtual spaces find ourselves living in so often today. As a way to reclaim what virtuality can disembody us from, this book offers a three-dimensional model of how we experience physical spaces. It looks at three spaces common to my own life: my home, the Q train, and the Parsons Design Lab.
Time means a space endures through changes in things like light or the ways people rhythmically inhabit a place. Here, the book contains stills of videos recorded at my three locations at three different times of day: morning, afternoon, and night.
Through our bodily faculties, we encounter and interpret both the space around us and everything contained within it. The Greimas square is used as a heuristic to more intentionally interpret space through sight, hearing, smell, touch, and emotion.
And the longer our bodies inhabit a place, the more we become attached to it through all the situations we endure there. With this in mind, the book has vignettes of memories that came to mind when sitting and observing the sites.