Time Machines is a kinetic sculpture installation sponsored by Spaceworks Tacoma. It consists of a pair of devices, each showing a matched "then-and-now" set of historical and modern photography of Tacoma. It was on display at 11th & Commerce in downtown Tacoma from January-March of 2017.
Spaceworks Tacoma is a joint initiative of the City of Tacoma and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce designed to activate empty storefronts and vacant space. The initiative makes no- and low-cost temporary space, training, and technical assistance available to artists, creative entrepreneurs, organizations, and community groups who are transforming Tacoma into an economically stronger, and more culturally vibrant city.
Original photography copyright David Burns.
Video of Time Machines in operation: