Time Fork stems from the premise that each choice creates a world. Individuals and societies chart courses through a space of possibilities. The viewer is asked to entertain a playful fiction: almost a thousand years ago, time branched to create a parallel world, which has continued to change and develop to the present. We call this World B, which split from our common timeline around 1054 C.E, concurrent with the appearance in the sky of Super Nova 1054 (which created the Crab Nebula). This celestial event was visible worldwide and is associated with the rise of Cahokian civilization.
The free Time Fork App allows us to use our mobile screens as windows to peer into this space, revealing structures that seem to be under construction or in ruin; buildings that could have a ritual, municipal or even an industrial function. The features of World B appear as self-luminous, abstract sculptures, with texture and detail left to the imagination. We move like ghosts here, passing through walls and other barriers, archaeologists of a parallel world.