Time Machine is a living video archive for a living museum by artist Ali Momeni.

Time Machine applies the instruments of networked surveillance to generate, remember, and share moments of play.

Time Machine includes the control center on lower floor of Elsewhere’s Skyscraper tower, with 14 cameras installed throughout the first floor of the museum. The Machine includes mechanisms for stop-action animation, face and gesture recognition, video and photographic capture.


Time Machine (the instrument)

Time Watch (cameras)

Time Keep (people with ipods)

Time Wizard (The Benevolent)

Time Code (messages to the time wizard)

Time Capsules (time code units)

Time Mechanic (maintenance and gear inspection)

Time Machine was first performed on Friday August 17, 2012, with a game of City: Time Machine.  

Thanks to the Harpo Foundation for making the Time Machine possible.