The machine as performer. Chrono-Shredder is a poetic time-object that reminds us of the volatility of the »now«. As hybrid object with functions similar to those of a calendar and a clock, it shreds every single day in real time. All that time that is irreversibly lost gets a tangible existence in form of shredded paper. As time passes by, the tattered remains of the past pile up under the device. By Berlin based Susanna Hertrich.