Storyteller, essayist, screenwriter, dramatist and critic, John Berger was one of the most influential writers of the last fifty years. His many books include Ways of Seeing (1972), the Booker prize-winning novel G (1972), Here is Where We Meet (2005), From A to X (2008), Cataract (with Selçuk Demirel) (2012), Smoke (with Selçuk Demirel) (2016), and Confabulations (2016). He died in 2017.
Selçuk Demirel was born in Artvin, Turkey, in 1954. He trained as an architect and moved to Paris in 1978, where he still lives. His illustrations and books have appeared in many prominent European and American publications. Demirel’s work ranges from book illustrations, magazine covers, albums of drawings to children’s books, and from postcards to posters.
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A selection of pages extracted from ‘What Time Is It’ - the final publication from visionary thinker John Berger and Turkish artist Selçuk Demirel as they come together to create a precious volume of quotes and artworks about time
Geology Makes You Time-Literate
What if our perspective of time wasn’t dictated by clocks or years, but by the rock from which this earth is constructed. Geologist Marcia Bjornerud invites us to place ourselves within the timescales of our very old and durable planet and how it instills a sense of timefulness.
What if you designed your own time? Artist Helga Schmid invites us into Urchonia, a time utopia in which we can remove the structures of time and listen to the other rhythms of life. Setting out her manifesto, Helga invites us to take on her time experiment.