How can we produce proof of an immaterial notion?

What is the distinction between a philosophical idea and a scientific one?

Installation Manual is a project by Francisco Mojica that examines dialectics, perception and experience as means to embody notions and beliefs. This is addressed through the concept of time, a notion only approachable in an ideal sense, yet a paramount principle in scientific, religious, philosophical and economic understandings of the world. Inspired by Steven Shaping´s Pump and Circumstance: Robert Boyle’s Literary Technology, Francisco argues that the status of time as fact could be constructed in a realm of experience through three different technologies: a material technology; a dialectic technology; and a social technology, which put together form an artefact of communication. 

Whether a conceptual misunderstanding or a technical problem, any attempt at defining what time is always gives rise to paradoxes. Still, there is the metaphysical idea that time must exist. Established discussion about it is limited to deconstruction of the concept, as there is no empirical fact about it. In opposition, this project explores the idea that, given the proper means, it is possible to produce a matter of fact that proves an outlandish notion.

Starting with a phenomenological approach to time, centered on how we experience and witness our bodies grow, heal and decay, Francisco engaged with local butcheries where meat is preserved in refrigerators that delay the natural deterioration process of organic tissue. From this experience he recreated a cold room in his studio where he carried out experimental performances with the participation of visitors. The output of this communication event is focused on the Buivid family, whose particular configuration (artist single mother and curator daughter) opened unexpected paths in this experiment.