Time's Up -
Laboratory for the construction of experimental situations.
Founded in 1996, Time's Up has its principal locus in the Linz harbour of Austria.
".... it takes all the running you can do, just to stay in place." - ´The Red Queen effect´
Time's Up believe that pop science will never satisfactorily explain the reactions of the individual to their dependence upon biomechanics, control, perception and their resulting chain reactions. Together with international specialists (artists, researchers, biomechanics, etc.) Time's Up produces situations that investigate the impact of these three factors upon the individual. They choose a form of situationist research, the reappropriated term pseudo/science is carried as a tocsin to those who expect dullard institutionalisation or foundationless fantasy.
Control: The ways and means via which we hold ourselves under control, from the primitive reptilian drives to those dependencies which we have chosen to place upon ourselves.
Perception: The resulting effects of sensory information upon the dynamically balanced web that is our "us" (my "me"), the correlation between sense and the bifurcations that occur in the meme-pool that is our mind.
Biomechanics: The banal functions, trained onto our antique brainstem to a degree which prohibits concious performance of the actions.
As a result of the inviolate interrelations and reciprocal (inter-)effects, the delineation of any demarcations or even of proper scientifically acceptable definitions is arbitrary to the highest degree. Exactly this field of interacting polarities generates the unusual situation in which participants at a Time's Up event find themselves.
It is the exposing, the dis-covering of these dependencies and interdependencies that we place as a carrot before our noses as the participant becomes the central effector determining the situation developing around them.
Time's Up has extended its activities to cover a broader range of pseudo/scientific disciplines, developing in the process a body of techniques that roughly fall under the rubric of pseudoscientific situationism. This principle of research is less public than previous researches, but finds public exposure in the repeated public experiments and pseudoscientific demonstrations that Time's Up welcomes ist audience, whom they prefer to regard as co-experimenters, to participate in.