As part of exhibition The Ultimate Capital is the Sun (September 2014) at nGbk Berlin, Jordan proposes the work Natural Disaster (2014). It is a work that reflects on how time is changeable and suggestible.

Time is a construct of human action. Time is a defined form, which we articulate and define in our own presence. Time and space are not existent; they serve as a measurement of all things, in the space of the material world. The philosophical importance of ‘time’ is so great, that it extracts itself from the human will in such a way, as nothing else; a fourth dimension in the eternal universe – an expansion.


Natural Disaster reflects irrational time measurement by manipulations of  a light source  from  west to east, the reverse way, further evoking the construction of human action.


“We always turn towards the shade”, notes Jordan. She has therefore created an installation that exposes the lapse of time. The projection of a sunflower clock stands as a metaphor for the human manipulation of our biosphere. The sunflower clock is based on the mechanics of a sundial.


The pole staff that normally runs perpendicular to the earth’s axis represents the sunflower heads.

The more this leans from east to west, the more time is readable. The installation presents a shade or shadow play on one side, and the actual biological function mode on the other. Sunlight is replaced in the piece by an artificial light source, which as manipulated by the artist, in turn, manipulates the process of ‘time’ .

Natural Disaster, NGBK, Berlin 2014

Multimedia Installation

Material: mixed media

Dimension: Site Specific

Natural Disaster, NGBK, Berlin 2014

Multimedia Installation

Material: mixed media

Dimension: Site Specific

Natural Disaster, NGBK, Berlin 2014

Multimedia Installation

Material: mixed media

Dimension: Site Specific

Natural Disaster, NGBK, Berlin 2014

Multimedia Installation

Video documentary of the installation.