Alarm Clock Academy - Wexner Visitor
A Minus Plato Questionnaire about Time and Awakening

Hello Wexner Visitor, we are Minus Plato, a collective of artists and classicists, and we would like to ask for a few minutes of your time to fill out this questionnaire about your experience visiting William Kentridge’s installation "The Refusal of Time".

Did you know that the ancient Greek philosopher Plato invented the first alarm clock in human history? Well, he did. And do you know why? Because he wanted to ensure his students in the Academy were awake in time to attend his riveting lectures!

Anyway, so as not to take up any more of your precious time, let us move on to the questions.

(Disclaimer: your answers may be shared on Wexner Center social media channels)

1. Is this your first visit to an exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts? If not, what is the most memorable exhibition you remember seeing at the Wex?
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2. While experiencing William Kentridge’s installation "The Refusal of Time", what thoughts did you have about the concept of time in general and the role of time in your own life?
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3. What time did you wake up this morning and how did you spend your time between that moment and your visit to "The Refusal of Time"?
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4. Would you have liked to have spent this time differently? If so, what would you have done?
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5. Almost 5 years ago "The Refusal of Time" was first shown at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany. Where were you in 2012 and do you remember anything about what you were doing back then?
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6. If you had a time machine and could go back to visit yourself at that time, what would you tell your past self about the present moment?
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Thank you for your answers. If you want to learn more about Minus Plato, please visit, email us at, or join one of our discussion groups in Downtown Columbus on Monday nights:

I. 7:30-8:30pm: Our Book To Come (this week, last year) Beeler Gallery, CCAD (Jan. 29, Feb. 12 & 26, March 5, 19 & 26,

II. 8:30-10pm: Inner Time of Lawlessness, Grass Skirt Tiki Room (every week between now and April 20th, 2018, except
March 12 & April 6).

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