Travel through time with hourglass art installation in Des Moines

Four of the six giant hourglass modules as part of a temporary interactive art installation "LAPS: A journey through time - here and now" seen along Robert D. Ray Drive Friday in Des Moines.

Sand glides, and light shines in the East Village on a journey through time on a new art installation in the center.

“LAPS: A Journey Through Time – Here and Now,” designed by Olivier Landreville in collaboration with Serge Maheu, offers an interactive art exhibition where visitors can observe the passage of time.

Six nearly eight-foot hourglass figures stretch through 401 Robert D. Ray Drive. Wheels attached to each hourglass allow visitors to the installation to rotate the hourglasses and observe and hear the sand sinking from side to side while the light shines through the night to provide a new perspective on time.

"LAPS: A journey through time - here and now" is a temporary, interactive art exhibit running through April 30, located at 401 Robert D. Ray Dr.

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“LAPS will give Downtown residents, workers and visitors a chance to experience time in a unique way as they spend quality time with friends and family in Downtown DSM and take the opportunity to experience all that Downtown has to offer in terms of restaurants, retailers, facilities and more during the month of April, “said Tiffany Tauscheck, Chief Operations Officer of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and President of Downtown DSM, Inc., in a press release on the installation.

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