"(...)Escapement is a horological or clockmaking term.It denotes the mechanism in mechanical watches and clocks that governs the regular motion of the hands through a "catch and release" device that both releases and restrain the levers that move the hands for hours, minutes, and seconds.Like the catch and release of the valves of the heat that allow blood to flow between its chambers , setting the basic rhythm of life, the escapement of a watch regulates our sense of the flow of time.The continued pulsation of our hearts and thinking of clocks denote our freedom from an eternal present. Each heartbeat, each passing second marks the here and now, promises the future, and recalls the resonance of the last heartbeat. Our heart tells us that we live in time.(...)" Raqs Media Collective, Now and Elsewhere