Time box is a kinetic sculpture that aims to create a consciousness of a repetitive moment in time within a space, by filling the environment it occupies with music when the sun hits it.

Music box is the third iteration in Regina Cantu´s attempt of building time Nuomena.

“...Immanuel Kant created the term noumenon to signify unknowable reality, which he distinguished from phenomenon, the appearance of reality…” Ecyclopedia Brittanica

With the pressing question of: How to create objects that communicate the existence of time by forcibly disconnecting from the notion of a clock?, Regina Cantú pursued her graduate thesis project Epoche

As a derivative of this exploration, and due to her particular interest in time she created these Time Boxes. Using the undeniable significance of sunlight as a marker for a moment in time, these objects use direct sunlight on a specific spot to trigger an automated miniature mechanical orchestrina attached to a resonance box which amplifies the music played by the orchestrina.