Saturday, 2 August 2008

The Pattern of _ m _ hr

This is a really interesting piece of art by Japanese artist Tota Hasegawa which is currently being displayed in the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo (I saw the piece in Aprils issue of CR). It is a large white canvas with 36 analogue clocks so that you can just see the black minute and hour hands. The clocks are arranged in a grid and idea is that as the time changes and hands move the pattern created also changes. I like the way that by simply arranging the clocks on a white canvas he has completely transformed the purpose of the clocks from a machine to tell the time to a graphic device.

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