All too frequently, machines dictate our pace, leading us to lose touch with our internal rhythm, creating a divide between mind and body, and suppressing our intuition.
This is Time
Drawing inspiration from Joseph Kosuth’s “One and Three Chairs” (1965), this clock’s dial presents a textual representation (definition) of the time it indicates. However, the question arises: how is time itself defined, and what sets apart the way the clock quantifies it from the innate, human perception of time?
Every Second Matters
In our fast-paced lives, the modern human experiences the sensation that hours pass as swiftly as minutes.
One twin resides on Earth, while the other embarks on a journey at the speed of light. For the traveling twin, time proceeds much more slowly compared to his Earth-bound sibling. This clock serves as a visual reminder to the astronaut of the contrasting passage of time for his twin on Earth.
The Twin Paradox, stemming from Einstein’s special theory of relativity, reveals that time moves more slowly for a passenger traveling at the speed of light than it does on Earth. This clock offers the passenger a glimpse of how swiftly days pass on Earth.
Time is not Linear
Our perception of linear time is as perplexing as the linear display on a wall clock.
This clock remains functional even after our civilization’s demise. Well, almost…
Don’t Have Time
Can you name anyone who genuinely has time to spare these days? These clocks address this absurdity with an even greater absurdity.
The clock features a 24-hour dial in lieu of the conventional 12-hour AM and PM markers.
Sitting by the riverside, we become aware of time’s passage and the truth that we will never encounter the same river twice. However, this realization shouldn’t lead us to a constant fear of missing out.
“Unheimlich,” a German term synonymous with “creepy,” was frequently employed by Sigmund Freud in his work.