mara klein

Photographer
  
Holy Land(s)
Location: Berlin, Germany
Nationality: German
Biography: Born and based in Berlin, I specialise in travel and reportage photography with an emphasis on long-term projects that allow me to build relationships with people. I am fascinated by language in all its forms - words, images, the stories we choose... read on
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Holy Land(s)
Credits: mara klein
Date of Work: 10/01/19 - 10/22/19
Updated: 10/21/19
Shadowtime 
noun

Definition: A parallel timescale that follows one around throughout day to day experience of regular time. Shadowtime manifests as a feeling of living in two distinctly different temporal scales simultaneously, or acute consciousness of the possibility that the near future will be drastically different than the present.
One might experience shadowtime while focused on goal oriented conversations, tasks and planning for life as we have known it—(college, career or occupational ambitions).  During such moments there is a creeping sense of concerns that would make all said planning obsolete or seem unimportant, i.e. the collapse of the Larson B Ice Shelf that will accelerate sea level rise. Shadowtime may also occur when one is preparing a meal for their child and suddenly realizes that an endemic flower that had evolved over 42.7 million years has gone extinct within their child’s lifetime. 
Shadowtime is not exclusively a negative experiences demonstrated with epoquietude. It can make one reflect quietly on the tricksterish desire and escapism lying behind apocalyptic vision, as well as catalyzing an embrace of the unknown and a counteraction to anthropocentric hubris. While one may feel that shadowtime follows them always, the sudden experience of the presence of shadowtime amid day to day activities is often extremely disorienting.

Usage: Kane was intently working on his presentation which was due the next morning, but as he looked up and saw the moon it occurred to him that the moon had been rising and setting for 4.5 billion years, moving ever further away, he felt shadowtime for the rest of the evening.

Origin: Ranu Mukherjee, Alicia Escott, Field Study #009 Participants, California 2015
(c) Bureau of Linguistic Reality
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By Mara Klein / floresta nacional do tapajos, brazil — Microsoft Word - EN_Expo_Exploracao.docx Brazil is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, with a..
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