A Million Times — Humans Since 1982


“brilliantly re-contextualizing time in a mix of old and new, analogue and digital, the original clock is made of 24 traditional two-handed analogue alarm clocks stacked on top of each other. Six square clocks make up a number, each of them displaying either one of its corners or one of its sides.” ( davidreport.com )

The installation art is similair with the war decoding device of ‘The Imitate Game’, which gives my first feeling. The speed of rotation and direction of rotation are same, but started in the different time. The magic thing is that from the physical science area change to the field of graphic design at a certain moment. It will unwittingly into letters about graphic design, numbers, symbols and graphics.

In my opinion, the installation has a concept that many same clock for the rules and arrangement, which has a feeling that put a variety of countries’ clocks together. Although they have time difference, the speed is same, all humans live on the earth and year by year. According to space, everyboy, everywhere is different, however, from the time’s angle, all of them are same, the same night and day, 365 days, the same spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Clock in operation, the time had not come back. But on the other side, it formed the concept of another time, with a moment of stopping to call human to cherish time. The installation use time to express time, which is very abstract idea.

It is a combination of natural science, physical and mechanical and graphic design aesthetic thought.

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When the clock without forming time digital images, which looks like magnetic poles between the current and the flowing water.





A Million Times — Humans Since 1982


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