About Time's Up

Time's Up - Laboratory for the construction of experimental and experiential situations


".... it takes all the running you can do, just to stay in place." - ´The Red Queen effect´


Time's Up investigates the possibilities of haptic interactive human scale immersive environments. As a laboratory for the composition of experimental situations, we create narrative spaces, especially in the context of constructing experiential models of possible futures and building physical narratives that explore contemporary and emerging sociopolitical issues.


Our research is based upon constructing interactive situations, inviting an audience into them and encouraging their playful experience-driven exploration of the space and its behaviours, alone and in groups. In this research process we use tools from the arts and design, sociology, mathematics, cultural studies, science and technology.


Our goals are to collaboratively investigate the world and its options with a general public, communicating and discussing these discoveries through workshops, publications, teaching and symposia.


Time’s Up has worked from their basis in Linz, Austria, since 1996, has exhibited and collaborated with a grand number of inspiring partners throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and Australia.