Clock Clock by Human Since 1982

This 50-inch-long digital timepiece is made up of 24 individual analog clocks. Each bank of six clocks forms an individual number in the seven-segment system, creating what is essentially a hacked-together digital display made out of analog parts. The piece “re-contextualizes time in a mix of old and new, analogue and digital,” explain Emanuelsson and Bischoff. “[It foregrounds] the choreography that takes place between the minutes.” The piece reminds us of a more practical take-off on Christiaan Postma’s Clock (2008), in which dozens of analog arms were programmed to form the time in writing.

Designed by Per Emanuelsson and Bastian Bischoff (a.k.a. Human Since 1982). David Cox, an Australian engineer, programmed and built the prototype, which debuted in 2009.

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