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288 Analog Clocks Form A Mesmerizing Kinetic Artwork

Humans Since 1982’s A Million Times turns undulating clock faces into images and words.
March 1, 2013, 3:45pm

You don’t necessarily need 288 clocks to tell the time, but you do if you’re design studio Humans Since 1982 and you’re creating your kinetic installation A Million Times. It’s a larger iteration of an idea they first explored in The Clock Clock—this time a bank of analog clocks form a digital timepiece, text, and pattern display.

Controlled by an iPad and powered by 576 electrical engines, the clock’s hands rotate to create waves and surges of lines as straight rows turn into rippling shapes that form words and images out of the hypnotic motion of the clock faces.

From its minimalist design it creates a spellbinding effect and if you have the money, you can even take the piece home with you, which will be presented at Design Days Dubai/Victor Hunt Gallery from 18th to 21st March 2013.