We Stand Outside Time, is a sound installation by Sara Asefi which consist of 6 telephones each bearing documentary recordings. The piece has been shown before in an academic setting as well as in Azad Gallery and for Limited Access 8, re-arranged according to space at Aaran Projects.
Human existence occurs within the concept of the time; all events are happening in this concept. With this concept, one can register the start and the end of any event. In fact, time is change. What you are listening to in this room is an invitation to understanding the complicated experience of people who were detached from daily life. They have experienced cells with no changes; with no timing system. They were abandoned in their solitary; in a small room that its light remains the same in days and nights. They found their very own timing system. Events were voices that they could hear from a distance: the sound of a door opening, the sound of a passing one, the sound of a food serving. These were their tools for recognizing the time, for recognizing themselves.