A-theorists and B-theorists of time are at ends. Everything seems lost in its presence lasting forever. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing. A-theorists believe in the present but think events of the past and future exist on their own. How can I be sure, everything seems so fleeting? If you asked me if it were raining, I’m not sure I couldn’t tell you it wasn’t, even if we were dry. I mean you could have asked me through a screen far away in a place that was wet. How do I know it is not always raining? I’d like to imagine it is, but maybe I would be lying. Does that make me a B-theorist thinking everything happens at once but in its own time? An eternal liar? Maybe that’s why we are “post-truth,” because we can know we are both lying? On the opposite, through the relativity of simultaneity, we could say, “maybe we are ‘post-lying?’” If I’m telling the truth, why shouldn’t I believe you?
Exhibited at the The Holland Project in Reno, Nevada, September 4 – 21, 2018.