This remarkable new installation from Swedish Studio, Humans Since 1982 is named ‘A Million Times’ and uses 288 analogue clocks programmed via a mobile device to create a series of swooping, swirling visual patterns, a digital clock face and lettering. It was commissioned by the design and art dealer Victor Hunt, who said, “Locked in its functionality to show the time, the natural character inherent to an analogue clock – with its two arms constantly dancing in slow motion around the centre – unveils hidden figurative qualities without denying its primary purpose.”
Dimension: 344cm x 180cm x 5cm
Number of single clocks: 288
Material: aluminium + electric components
Electricity: standard 100-240V, 50-60Hz socket
Operation system: customized software to be controlled via iPad
Finish: powder coated white + black hands, screen printed dials
Engineering: David Cox
Humans since 1982 are interested in interest itself. Their claim is to arouse curiosity by creating material hints of how the world might be.
Both born in 1982, Per Emanuelsson (Sweden) and Bastian Bischoff (Germany) founded their studio in 2008 during their Master graduation at the School of Design and Crafts (HDK) Gothenburg. Before they met at HDK, Per completed a Master of Science at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Bastian studied Communication Design at HTWG in Konstanz, Germany. They are currently based in Stockholm.
The music used for the video is haunting and worth a special mention:
Written by Anna von Hausswolff
Performed by Anna von Hausswolff
From the album: Ceremony (Kning Disk)
Published by: Misty Music AB